When there is no underlying medical condition or pathology the most common type of back pain is Mechanical lower back pain.
This means that the pain has come from the spinal joints, discs, vertebrae, nerves or surrounding soft tissues (muscles, ligaments or tendons).
Mechanical lower back pain; includes muscle or ligament strain sprains, herniated discs, compressed nerve roots, degenerative discs or joint disease.
Mechanical lower back pain accounts for over 90% of all reported cases of back pain within the UK and is the type of lower back pain commonly and effectively treated by manual therapies including Chiropractic. Before any treatment is commenced a thorough examination is required to determine which structures are involved.