Lower back pain results in millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day.
Many factors can be responsible for lower back pain. Improper sitting or lifting, overexertion, trauma, or inherited spinal abnormalities may contribute.
Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, the two interlocking fingers at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide, can become rough, irritated, and inflamed
Surgical treatments often involve removing these facet joints, exposing the spinal cord. Another cause of lower back pain can be a bulging disc putting pressure on the spinal cord or a nearby nerve root. The result is often numbness, tingling, or pain down the leg. Cutting away the bulging disc tissue can permanently alter its ability to separate and cushion the adjacent bones. This rarely addresses the underlying structural cause(s) of the problem
The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.
Find out if yours is a chiropractic case and enjoy the positive results that millions of patients have discovered.
• Many research projects show conservative chiropractic care is safer and often more effective that back surgery.
• Magnetic Resonance imaging is often used to show the extent of soft tissue damage.
• Chiropractic doctors often consult with neurologist, radiologist, and orthopedic specialists when designing care programs for patients with disc involvement.
• Your chiropractor is an expert at using specific chiropractic adjustment to help improve spinal function.