Over 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Many will go on to develop chronic low back pain, which is low back pain that persists for over 90 days.
Sciatica, which is pain down the leg or both legs, is also fairly common and can result from the same underlying cause of low back pain. Some patients have sciatica only, low back pain only, or both.
Here is a list of the most common causes of low back pain:
Low back sprain or strain
Vertebral Subluxation (misalignment)
Herniated or Bulging Lumbar Disc
Degenerative Disc Disease
The best course of treatment depends on the nature and severity of the underlying problem, your age, your overall health, and if there are any complications such as a short leg, Scoliosis, foot pronation, spinal fusion, etc.
Chiropractic adjustments are your best first choice when it comes to low back pain relief or sciatica relief. Sometimes you will see results after the first visit. Sometimes it takes longer.
In the event you have a herniated or bulging disc that does not respond to chiropractic adjustments, nonsurgical spinal decompression is a logical next step.
Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat herniated and bulging discs naturally and painlessly. The machine we use is the DRX-9000.
Often times a combination of chiropractic and spinal decompression works best. We also incorporate spinal rehabilitation, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications into our programs.
If you are looking for low back pain relief in San Francisco and would like to learn more about our program, please call 415-392-2225.