Have you ever sprained your ankle and then seen it balloon up? That's due to the inflammation that follows injury.
Did you put heat on it? No...I hope!
Inflammation that follows injury is an important way for the body to heal, it helps to clear away damaged tissue and replenish the area with the nutrients and building blocks it needs to repair, which is good.
Back pain is the most common injury that Chiropractors see and can be anything from crippling and hardly able to walk to a mild ache in the morning. The first episode of low back pain is often between the ages of 20-40 years old, around half of cases can be recurring. In many cases the pain is mild and resolves quickly with time but understanding why the back pain started and how to prevent it happened again is important for long term function.