Back pain affects more than 50% of adults each year. It is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s offices. It can result in lost times and wages, increased disability claims, and let’s not forget the growing opioid epidemic.
The low back can withstand tremendous forces without injury. However, if the low back is out of alignment or has weakened supporting core muscles, something as simple as lifting a bag of groceries or bending to pick up a pencil, can cause a low back injury.