With low back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide, it has become more critical than ever to look at the predictive factors involved in its origin.

This fantastic study from BMC examined a multitude of potential factors and found a reduction in lateral bending ROM, lumbar hypolordosis, and a lack of adequate hamstring flexibility all significantly contributed to an increased likelihood of low back pain.

Fortunately, the examination process in our practice looks at all three of these factors, giving us the ability to address any limitations proactively. This study reinforces previously released literature which supported the notion that chiropractic has the potential to evaluate, detect, and provide early treatment of an emerging problem, thus preventing future episodes of back pain.

Jeremy Boethin June

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2017