Chiropractors have helped millions of people with low back problems, often saving them from pain, disability, drugs and surgery. The chiropractor's purpose is to gently and painlessly rebalance and realign your spine to relieve pressure on your nerves, discs and muscles. Chiropractors have a special term for an area of your spine that is not properly aligned and is causing nerve stress: a vertebral subluxation. Anyone suffering form a back problem should see a chiropractor to have their spine checked for vertebral subluxations. If present, the chiropractor will gently and painlessly correct the subluxation and release stress on spinal nerves, meninges, discs and vertebrae. If a subluxation exists in your body it must be corrected. This could make the difference between a life of ease, health and comfort and a life of disease, disability and pain. Major government studies from the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, have reaffirmed what chiropractic patients have been telling their friends with back pain for years: Why don't you see my chiropractor? You'll get better much faster than from drugs or surgery-and it's safer too. For example: On the evidence, particularly the most scientifically valid clinical studies, spinal adjustments applied by chiropractors is shown to be more effective than alternative treatments for low back pain. The Commission has found it established beyond any reasonable degree of doubt that chiropractors have a more thorough training in spinal mechanics and spinal manual therapy than any other health professional. There is, therefore, economic support for the use of chiropractic in low back pain….The benefit of chiropractic treatment became more evident throughout the follow-up period….Chiropractic was particularly effective in those with fairly intractable pain-that is, those with a history of severe pain….The percentage of chiropractic patients who were 'very satisfied' with the care they received for low back pain was triple that for patients of family physicians. Why are the results so overwhelmingly in favor of chiropractic? Because painkillers, muscle relaxers, Valium, braces, physical therapy and surgery are not designed to correct vertebral subluxations. Chiropractic is!