Why Chiropractic is a Natural Choice for Low Back Pain

Why Chiropractic is a Natural Choice for Low Back Pain in Elmhurst

Why Chiropractic is a Natural Choice for Low Back Pain

Millions of American adults (nearly 8%) have persistent or chronic back pain. Learn why chiropractic is a safe, effective way to get to the source of low back pain.

Low back pain can have a large range of causes, and chiropractic in Elmhurst can be beneficial in nearly all cases, by allowing the body to heal itself naturally.

Whether you hurt your back lifting boxes, playing sports, or just gradually over time, chiropractic can help. Pain can interfere with your daily life and can continue to worsen if you don’t get proper help.

Common Causes of Low Back Pain in Elmhurst

  • Strained muscle
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteophytes (also known as bone spurs)
  • Scoliosis
  • Vertebral Subluxations

All of these conditions need the body to grow and move correctly in order to heal.

The body wants to heal itself. But when there’s a disruption in the nervous system, there's less communication between the body and brain, interfering with the healing process.

What disrupts the nervous system? Physical, emotional, and chemical stressors can cause vertebrae to shift, putting pressure on the nerves exiting the spinal cord. This is known as a subluxation.

This pressure may not cause immediate low back pain as the majority of nerves deal with function and movement. However, you may see signs of dysfunction and discomfort begin to increase until you are in serious pain.

The Science Behind Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic gets to the source of the dysfunction to not just manage the symptoms, without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals.

In addition to many testimonials from patients at our office and across the country, there is also a significant amount of research behind choosing chiropractic care for low back pain.

A case study published in “Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research” followed a 62-year- old patient with chronic low back pain. This patient had thoracolumbar scoliosis, a failed L5 discectomy, and an L5-S1 fusion. This woman had already exhausted traditional medical procedures and was on 13 different medications for her condition. After several failed surgeries, she decided to try chiropractic care.

After three months of under care, the patient was significantly better. Her low back pain had decreased and she also had improved posture. Overall she had improved function and the quality of life she had looked for so long.

Chiropractic also has a particular focus on patients suffering from disc herniation. A 43-year-old man came to a chiropractor after being diagnosed with a left L4-L5 focal disc protrusion. The man was taking painkillers to manage the pain since it was so bad he couldn’t sleep at night.

Chiropractic was able to help the man achieve amazing improvement, even though he had a disc protrusion and extruded fragment. So many patients with disc problems have been able to find relief and health after dealing with severe, debilitating pain.

Ready to have your nervous system optimized? Dr. DeClark is the only chiropractor in the Elmhurst area who focuses on structural chiropractic. We get to the cause issues by looking at the foundation of the body, with the goal of bringing the whole person back to a healthy state. Click to schedule an appointment!

“Life-changing treatments. I highly recommend chiropractic adjustments for any problem you may be experiencing, not just back pain. Dr. Greg is very skilled and takes his time to explain everything.”

- Brenda C.


  1. Chronic Back Pain. Georgetown University https://hpi.georgetown.edu/backpain/
  2. Improved Spinal Alignment, Chronic Low Back Pain and Improved Quality of Life in a 62-year-old Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care Following Failed Surgical Syndrome: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2019 https://vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2019/02/04/improved-spinal-alignment-chronic-lowback-pain-and-improved-quality-of-life-in-a-62-year-old-patient-undergoing-chiropractic-care-following-failed-surgical-syndrome-a-case-study-review-of-the-lit/
  3. Resolution of Low Back Pain in a 9 Year Old Male with Low Back Pain, Tethered Cord Syndrome, Spina Bifida Occulta and Lumbarization of the S1 Vertebra Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, Volume 2015 https://vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/10/resolution-of-low-back-pain-in-a-9-year-old-male-with-low-back-pain-tethered-cord-syndrome-spina-bifida-occulta-and-lumbarization-of-the-s1-vertebra-following-chiropractic-care-a-case-study-selec/
  4. Resolution of Amenorrhea, Rib and Low Back Pain Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of Literature Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2019 Jenny Stofer, DC, MS & Joel Alcantara, DC, PhDc ~ December 5, 2019 ~ Pages 162-165 https://vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2019/11/23/resolution-of-amenorrhea-rib-and-low-back-pain-following-chiropractic-care-to-reduce-vertebral-subluxation-a-case-report-review-of-literature/
  5. Improvement in a Patient with Disc Protrusion and Extruded Fragment Following Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2015 https://vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/04/improvement-in-a-patient-with-disc-protrusion-and-extruded-fragment-following-subluxation-based-chiropractic-care-a-case-study-selective-review-of-the-literature/


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