Common Questions About Low Back Pain

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Do You Or Someone You Know Suffer From Low Back Pain?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that people reporting low back pain is 70% for industrialized countries. They go on to say that “Back Pain is the leading cause of disability and the second-leading cause of missed work, costing Billions of Dollars annually”.

What Causes Low Back Pain?

The most common causes of low back pain are strain/sprain, disc problems in people 40 or younger, lumbar spinal stenosis in people 50 or older, and reduced motion. Spinal motion must be restored in order for the disc to get the nutrients it needs.

Won’t The Pain Just Go Away?

Scientific studies in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggest that “Low Back Pain should not be considered transient and therefore neglected, since the condition rarely seems to be self limiting but merely presents with periodic attacks and temporary remissions.”

Do I Rest or Exercise?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states that “Exercise may be the most effective way to speed recovery from low back pain and help strengthen back and abdominal muscles.”

What Do I Do?

It is important to have a qualified doctor examine the area of concern to ensure that the cause of the pain is addressed. Doctors of chiropractic have been trained on the anatomy involved, causes, and the best treatments available. If you do not qualify for chiropractic care, you will be referred to a doctor or therapist that can treat your specific condition.

 Dr. Josh Cole


The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 125, Number 4

Dr. Josh Cole is a licensed, board certified doctor of chiropractic who maintains a private practice with his brother, Dr. Lucas Cole, at Cole Chiropractic Clinic. The mission of Cole Chiropractic Clinic is to help people live healthy pain free lives through the use of evidence based chiropractic and rehabilitation. We offer a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for the care we provide.


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