Duke says YES! Maybe, or maybe drugs or physical therapy. Neither of these alternatives is actually supported by research compared to chiropractic (Manga and others)! Still, one small step forward. This article is pretty generic but was written by a chiropractor, who I respect, who now practices within the Duke system. My how times have changed.
“Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at some point. One treatment option is chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulation (also called manual manipulation). A review of research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that spinal manipulation can help relieve pain and improve function in people with acute low-back pain, one of the most common types of back pain.”