Low Back Pain

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.
Millions of 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 side-effects).
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 to go.


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Los Angeles, CA 90068

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