There are many reasons for episodes of low back pain ranging from accidental trauma to zygapophyseal joint
dysfunction. Historically, scoliosis
has been labeled as a cause of low back pain but in reality this has been disproved by a fifty-year study, which revealed that individuals with scoliosis were less likely to suffer with low back pain than those without curvature of the spine.2 My clinical experience points toward a much more benign cause of low back pain: functional leg length inequality with resultant mild tilting of the pelvis. This cause of low back pain frequently sends low back pain sufferers to seek out chiropractic care.