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Low Back Pain
Practitioners who treat low back pain have to consider the various causes of lower back pain. The list of common causes of spinal pain include, a bulging or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal nerve impingement, kidney stones, central canal stenosis (spinal stenosis), and strained or sprained muscles and ligaments.
Spinal specialists such as chiropractic doctors are trained to identify and/or treat such conditions. An evaluation is needed to diagnose the source of back pain and this leads to a treatment plan that is appropriate to address the cause of the condition. We have numerous option for treatment in our Lakewood, CO chiropractic clinic.
The approach in a chiropractic clinic as far as using different therapy modalities include manipulation therapy, electric muscle stimulation, core exercise, decompression therapy, physical therapy, ATM2 (Active Therapeutic Movement), class IV LASER, heat or ice therapy, and massage.
Musculoskeletal conditions such as a strained ligament will heal within 6 weeks depending on severity. A muscle strain, though just as painful as a ligament injury, will usually heal in less time.
When treating an intervertebral disc herniation back surgery may be recommended. But before surgery, one should consider the use of nonsurgical alternatives. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can provide lasting results and relieve the pain in your low back.
It’s important though to see a trained spinal decompression clinician or physician for decompression treatments. Though orthopedic doctors can treat a disc bulge with surgery a chiropractor can be your best advocate in eliminating pain non-surgically.
DRX9000 decompression is the most advanced technology in the field of spinal decompression. We were one of the first Denver chiropractors to offer spinal decompression and have learned a lot about the non-surgical management of low back pain. A ruptured disc can raise havoc in your personal or professional life, cause premature degeneration and just plain debilitate a person.
Here is a great article by San Francisco chiropractor, Dr. Eben Davis, entitled, “Herniated Discs “CAN” Be Repaired Without Surgery!”
It’s estimated by the ACA (American Chiropractic Association) that 80% of Americans will have to deal with low back pain at some point in their lives. Releasing a pinched nerve is the first step in becoming pain free and that’s exactly what a decompression technology does to a bulging disc causing sciatica or low back pain.
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