At some point, nearly everyone gets hit with back pain, especially lower-back pain. Such pain can feel sharp. Or it can be a dull ache with tingling, burning, or numbness. Back pain is the second-most common reason for a trip to a doctor and one of the major contributors to disability worldwide. Many non-chiropractic health care professionals recognize the value of chiropractic back pain treatment. In a Journal of the American Medical Association article published in 2013, the authors suggested chiropractic for low-back pain. ask andy traditional surgery was mentioned as an option only if all else fails.