Low back pain can
be the ultimate drag. It can inter-fere with and keep you from enjoying
many things in life: at work, home, sports, even sleep and sex.
Americans suffer from low back problems. Lifting injuries, car accidents,
falls, or sports causes some. Some seem to have appeared for no good reason
at all. Some start with people who sit all day at their jobs.Low back
problems and injuries are the number one
work-related injury in the nation. It may be important for you to know
that in California, all work-related injuries are covered 100% for treatment
costs by workers' compensation insurance, even without taking a single
day off (if it's not needed) on disability. The underlying problems can
vary. A pinched nerve, a ligament tear, a twisted vertebra, even a damaged
spinal disc can cause low back pain. There can be numbness, pain that
shoots down a leg, or problems from nerve compression affecting bladder,
female organs, intestines or prostate gland. Symptoms you might not at
first think of, like constipation or infertility, may be the result of
low back spinal problems.
A new low back injury is best dealt with properly as soon as possible.
It is easier and faster to fix a spine that is not allowed the time to
adapt and compensate to a problem.
If you ignore a spinal problem, it progressively degenerates. The vertebrae
get crudded up with calcium deposits ("degenerative joint disease"
or "osteoarthritis"). Permanent damage begins. It is very valuable
for you to get correctly examined, and treated, for a spinal injury or
problem. The spine is the lifeline of nerves that serve your entire body,
and is essential to your health.
When your low back pinches the nerve that runs down the back of your leg
(the sciatic nerve), it is a painful and severe condition called sciatica.
Sciatica can be corrected with the most advanced chiropractic procedures.
Chronic pain is bad for your attitude and hard on your smile. It is a
stress factor that runs down your adrenal glands, and leaves a person
under-rested and overstressed.
X-ray of the low back (when viewed by a doctor who truly understands the
spine) can be valuable in determining the cause of a problem and directing
its proper treatment. Less commonly required, an M.R.I. (Magnetic Resonance
Image: a method of seeing the discs of the back) may be performed for
the most severe low back injuries. Nearly all low back pains and conditions
are correctable and curable. The new advanced techniques from Applied
Kinesiology, the chiropractic specialty that developed muscle-testing
as a diagnostic method are employed in our office.They can identify the
cause of the problem, and
rapidly get you pain-free.The new breakthrough technology called Proprioceptive
Technique enables us to get rid of pain that has plagued patients for
years. Even for people who feel they've already tried every-thing and
done it all. That includes patients who have seen lots of other physicians,
orthopedists and physical therapists, even treated with other chiropractors
before getting to us.Patients with disc injuries or disease (the worst
of spine problems) now have a superior alternative to surgery or just
living with severe unrelenting pain or numbness. With the specialized
disc techniques used in our office (including the renowned Flexion-Distraction
Table Technique), nerve pressure can be eliminated. Then the patient can
return to an active and even athletic life.
Nutritional supplementation is often invaluable in healing many back conditions.
You can repair ligaments, discs and nerves faster and better with the
use of nutritional therapy. Muscle spasms and pain can often be reduced
better with nutrients than with drugs (and without drugs' spacey and other
It is not only unnecessary to live with chronic pain, it harms your general
health and detracts from your quality of life. Correcting a low back problem,
not living with one while it degenerates, is definitely the better way
Universal City Medical Group, Inc.
Cahuenga Blvd West-Suite 206
Los Angeles, CA 90068