Lower Back Pain
Acute lower back pain is when someone has pain for less then four weeks. It is usually caused by a trauma such as a fall, car accident, or a new injury. One of the most important things to do when you experience acute back pain from a trauma is to immediately put ice on it. Lower back pain is very common is today’s society.
One of the most common mistakes people make is to put heat on a new injury. Heat normally feels good when you initially put it on, however heat will cause more inflammation which will cause further aggravation of the nerve. Sometimes simple over the counter pain relievers with anti inflammatories can also help but obviously the most important thing to do is to see a health care specialist.
Chiropractors generally run an 82% rate of curing acute back pain. So your options if you hurt yourself and you are experiencing acute back pain is to either try to self treat it, see a primary physician, or see a chiropractor
Since a chiropractor has the highest success rate in treating acute back pain for most people that is obviously the best choice.