Low back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor. Studies show that 85% of Americans will suffer from disabling low back pain at some point during their lifetime, contributing to more than 50 billion dollars in health care costs. Yet the medical profession has yet to find a definitive solution to the ailment. Thousands of dollars are spent on X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, prescription drugs and injections—and, typically, the best outcome a patient can hope for is to numb the pain.
Advanced Injury Rehabilitation takes a different approach to low back pain. By understanding how the body moves—and how the bones, muscles and tissues work together as a system—we can see what an MRI or an X-ray machine often can’t: the source of the problem. Using a technique called motion palpation, along with posture analysis, we can accurately identify “stuck” vertebrae(s), which could be causing inflammation. The condition is called vertebral subluxation complex (VSC), and it can get worse over time causing increased pain and spinal decay. Fortunately, we can diagnose the problem with a few quick tests and begin the process of fixing the source of your pain with chiropractic adjustments.
Some commonly diagnosed causes of low back pain are:
- Disc Degeneration
- Disc Herniation
- Lumbar Sprain and Muscle Strain
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Spinal Stenosis