Low back pain continues to be a major problem in the United States:
Chronic back pain has varying definitions:
The bottom line is that low back pain which is left untreated may progress into a chronic condition which can cause pain, disability and a decrease in the quality of life for the individual.
The following procedures are recommended to reduce pain symptoms and correct the cause:
Chiropractic manipulation: known as an " adjustment", fixated vertebrae are manually manipulated to free the joint. This results in decreased irritation of the nerves, muscles and tissue in the area and restores proper movement and nerve communication
Myofascial release: This involves stretching shortened tissue to allow for increased circulation and lymph drainage. Shortened tissue causes other areas to become restricted or over active and results in faulty movement which leaves the individual in pain and at risk for additional injury.
High power laser therapy: HPLT has been shown to decrease pain, improve circulation and improve healing time.
Traction: Mechanical traction applied to the spine decreases adhesions and spasms, increases joint mobility and decreases pain related to restrictions.