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The Holistic Approach to Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a prevalent and debilitating condition affecting millions worldwide. Beyond the conventional physical causes such as poor posture, injury, or sedentary lifestyle, it is essential to explore the less obvious, yet equally significant, factors that contribute to this issue. A holistic approach that considers the interconnection of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being can unveil a deeper understanding of low back pain and open doors to gentle chiropractic care as an effective solution.


Physical Reasons:

The spine is the foundation of our musculoskeletal system, and any misalignment or subluxation can lead to pain and discomfort. Gentle chiropractic adjustments target these imbalances, promoting proper spinal alignment, reducing tension in muscles, and enhancing flexibility.

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Mental and Emotional Factors:

Stress, anxiety, and unresolved emotions can manifest in physical symptoms like low back pain. Studies have linked chronic stress to increased muscle tension and inflammation, directly impacting the lower back. Gentle chiropractic not only addresses physical issues but also induces relaxation and stimulates the release of endorphins, aiding in stress reduction and improving mood.


Spiritual Influences:

Spiritual well-being encompasses a sense of purpose, inner peace, and harmony. When one's spiritual self is imbalanced, it can manifest as physical pain. Gentle chiropractic care, often combined with mindfulness practices, can foster a sense of grounding and connection, contributing to overall spiritual well-being.


Low back pain is a multi-dimensional issue, influenced not just by physical factors, but also by mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Gentle chiropractic care, with its holistic approach, provides a comprehensive solution that addresses the root causes of pain and enhances overall wellness. Need help addressing your low back pain? Book your appointment today with Dr Kathryn to begin your journey of healing.


References:

1. Paolucci T, Attanasi C, Cecchini W, et al. Psychological factors influencing the outcome of chiropractic treatment in chronic and recurrent low back pain. ScientificWorldJournal. 2014;2014:385498. doi:10.1155/2014/385498

2. Coulter ID, Hurwitz EL, Adams AH, et al. The Appropriateness of Manipulation and Mobilization of the Cervical Spine. Santa Monica (CA): Rand Corporation; 1996. PMID: 2066943.

3. Salsbury SA, Vining RD, Gosselin D, et al. Supervised exercise and spinal manipulation for moderate and severe chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019;44(23):E1391-E1402. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000003138

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