Lumbago, or “acute lumbalgia with blockage,” represents a painful, usually spontaneous restriction of movement in the spine or sacroiliac joint.
Usually a wrong movement leads to a knife-like pain in the spine. In response, our body prevents further damage by hardening the muscles in the affected area.
This protective reaction of the body is important and must not be disturbed by medication or injections. Imagine you touch a hot stove top – what happens? You pull your hand away. Your brain protects you from further injury by burning. You don’t take painkillers to be able to touch it again, do you?
The chiropractic approach consists of releasing the blockage. The muscle tension disorder will remain for some time. The patient should receive chiropractic care several times a week.