The first line of treatment for lower back pain could be spinal manipulation therapy.
New research published in the Journal of American Medicine looks at studies done on lower back pain since 2011.
The researchers found that spinal manipulation was associated with significant improvements in both pain and function for up to six weeks, with no serious side effects. Spinal manipulation combines massage, exercise and physical therapy to relieve pressure on joints, reduce swelling and improve nerve function.
A 2016 Gallup survey found that over 35-million Americans visit a chiropractor annually.