Low Back Pain Treatment?

This common problem is our “bread and butter”.  We treat this all day long, and have for many years.  Low back pain is often accompanied by leg pain, i.e. sciatica. To avoid low back surgery, keep reading.

Life is a compressing event.  Time, gravity and genetics cause the progressive, degenerative, compression of our spines.  This is true for almost all of us.  The reason we get shorter as we age, is that our spine, specifically our discs, get compressed, and collapse- like a deflating tire.  This is why being upright, e.g. sitting or standing or walking, is generally more provocative of pain than recumbency, i.e. lying down- because it compresses us even more.

When our back hurts, the nature of the problem/cause is compressive 98+% of the time.  So if we lay down, it reduces our spinal compression and alleviates our pain.  Conversely, standing, sitting and walking increase the compression on our spines, so these activities provoke more pain.

As you will see throughout this website, our spinal decompression treatment is the most effective treatment possible, for spinal pain, because it, most directly, reverses this common cause of 98+% of spinal pain.

Low back pain can arise from herniated discs, bulging discs, disc/osteophyte complexes, degenerating discs, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis and more. Diagnosis is possible about 85% of the time. Surprisingly to many, in about 10-15% of cases, we aren’t sure why the person has low back pain. Fortunately, most of the time, even when we’re not sure of the cause, we can help patients, with a trial of conservative treatments. It is important that we find effective treatment, because the sooner we do, the sooner we can confirm the pain is simple, mechanical pain, vs., for example, pain related to cancer.

If we can help you with your neck or low back pain, please call our office at 404-558-4015.