My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?
If you haven't had any trauma (car accident/slip and fall), I'd head in for a massage to see if that helps. Have them focus on that area. After that, you can see a chiropractor if your back still feels locked up or stuck in certain areas. I recommend monthly or quarterly visits for prevention sake to both providers to ensure your healthy back lasts for a lifetime and you don't have any new symptoms. With this said, I see the dentist every few years, so use as needed. ;-)