Rather than numbing the problem with drugs, or surgically removing the problem, we have always been proud of the fact that we seek the underlying cause of a practice member's low back pain or sciatic nerve involvement.
While vertebral subluxation is a common culprit, a closer look shows another issue: psychosocial issues. That's a fancy way of saying that your psychological response to social situations may be a contributing factor to your low back pain.
Research is showing that depression and chronic low back pain may be related. In a sample of 31 veterans with chronic low back pain who completed a depression questionnaire inventory, those who suffered from depression scored significantly higher than those who weren't.