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Low back pain results in millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day. Many factors can be responsible for low back pain, including improper sitting or lifting, overexertion, trauma, or inherited spinal abnormalities.
Chiropractic doctors often consult with neurologists, radiologists and orthopedic specialists when designing care programs for patients with disc involvement. Chiropractic care is safer and more effective than surgery.
Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, the two interlocking Magnetic Resonance Imaging “fingers” at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide, can become rough, irritated and inflamed. Surgical treatment often involves 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 your low back pain is a chiropractic case and enjoy the positive results that millions of patients have discovered. Chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than back surgery.
Contact Dudley Chiropractic and get started today!