The back is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, joints and muscles. Ligaments can be sprained, muscles can be strained, disks may rupture and joints may inflame, all of these conditions will cause pain in the back and neck. Sports injuries and accidents are common causes of back and neck pain, but arthritis, poor posture, obesity and stress also significantly contribute to pain.
Chiropractors address back and neck pain by adjusting the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective for treating spinal pain. It reduces pain, decreases the need for medication and enhances physical therapy. The Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research has recently stated that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. It also stated that chiropractic care was the only safe and effective drugless form of initial professional treatment of low back pain.