Lower Back Adjustment
A lower back adjustment is made to an area in the lower back that is found stiff or restricted by motion palpation. When the doctors at ZCRC find such a joint it is their job to figure “why” this joint is stiff and restricted.
A stiff joint in the lower back can be caused by a variety of different things. There are too many to name here. Low back pain is the number 1 reason for missed work and the number 2 reason people visit a doctor. A billion dollars is spent each year on low back pain alone in America.
Low back pain can be caused by many things but the main causes to see a chiropractor are poor posture habits, injuries, lack of an exercise program, and poor dietary habits.
The most common form of lower back adjustment is with the patient lying on their side with 1 leg straight and the other leg slightly raised. Another form is with the patient lying face down on the chiropractic table. The most common technique used on the low back is diversified technique. Other techniques used are Thompson, Gonstead, Cox flexion distraction, and Activator.
Dr. Steve Smiley providing a low back adjustment:
Dr. Chelsey Smiley providing a low back adjustment: