Will low back pain go away by itself? Get advice from a pain specialist.

Will low back pain go away itself

You’ve stumbled upon this blog post because you’re wondering if low back pain will go away by itself without any intervention.

Unfortunately the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. It really depends on the case.

In this blog post you will figure out the category that best describes your situation and I hope to provide you with a solution.

(Don’t miss the free 12 page downloadable report on back pain at the end of this article.)

Will the pain go away by itself?

Low back pain can resolve on its own IN SOME CASES.

For mild, short-lived discomfort resulting from minor strains or overexertion, rest and self-care practices like gentle stretching may be enough to alleviate the pain over time.

However, not all back pain is the same, and it’s crucial to recognise when self-care may not be sufficient.

Chronic back pain, which lasts for more than three months, is often a sign of an underlying issue that won’t disappear on its own. 

This study from 2019 showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily but will most likely return.

Recurrence of low back pain is very common, with more than two-thirds of individuals having a recurrence within 12 months after recovery. Factors for a recurrence include exposure to awkward posture, longer time sitting, and more than two previous episodes.

What about pain medication?

While over the counter drugs may provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation, they do so at a cost.

Longterm use of over the counter or prescribed painkillers do not get to the root cause of the issue and in time manifests in injury to the digestive tract.

The spine is meant to be flexible and allow for the movement of over 20 small bones.

Trouble begins when any one of those bones move out of alignment for a sustained period of time.

These misalignments do not radiate immediate pain but slowly begin to deteriorate over time.

The good news is though; research shows that Chiropractic care relieves the underlying cause of low back pain helping to avoid the need for medication or surgery.

The Role of Chiropractic Care 

As a chiropractor, I am here to emphasise the importance of seeking professional assistance when low back pain persists or worsens.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to treating pain that focuses on gentle spinal alignment and overall musculoskeletal health.

Here’s how chiropractic care can help:

Spinal Adjustment: Chiropractors are trained to perform spinal adjustments, which involve gentle, controlled movements to realign the vertebrae. These adjustments can relieve pressure on nerves and reduce pain associated with spinal misalignments.

Pain Management: Chiropractors can develop personalised care plans to manage pain effectively. This includes adjustments and exercises tailored to your specific condition.

Improved Function: Chiropractic care not only addresses pain but also helps enhance the overall function of your body. By optimising spinal alignment, it can improve your posture, range of motion, and mobility.

Holistic Approach: Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health. It considers how various lifestyle factors, such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management, can influence back pain.

This comprehensive approach can contribute to long-term well-being.

Preventive Care:

Chiropractic care isn’t just about treating existing pain. It’s also about preventing future issues.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help maintain a healthy spine and reduce the risk of recurring pain.


While some cases of mild back pain may resolve on their own with rest and self-care, chronic or severe back pain often requires professional intervention.

As a chiropractor, I have seen countless patients experience significant relief and improved quality of life through chiropractic care.

If you’re suffering from low back pain, don’t wait and hope it will disappear on its own. Contact a chiropractor for a thorough evaluation and personalised care plan.

If you are near our office in Cork do please give us a call on 021 487 8465 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Chiropractic care can expedite the healing process, address the root causes of your pain, and help you regain your vitality and comfort.

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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