If you are experiencing low back pain or sciatica pain, and the pain does not seem to want to go away no matter what you do, you may have a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Typically, low back pain will resolve on its own after a few days or with the help of chiropractic adjustments or massage. Other times it takes a little longer.
If your back pain comes and goes, or persists for over 90 days, you may have chronic low back pain. The #1 predisposing factor to chronic low back pain is previous back pain. Chronic back pain is very common. The back pain persists either because the lifestyle choices or stresses that are contributing to the problem persists or the actual underlying physical cause has not been treated properly. Often times, the latter is a herniated or bulging lumbar disc.
It is very possible that you may have a herniated disc in your low back. The herniation could worsen over time. This is something that you want to address ASAP. The gold standard, as far as a diagnostic test for a herniated disc, is an MRI. So, if you have low back pain or sciatica pain, and it won't go away, this should be your next step. Your medical doctor or chiropractor can order one for you. If you do have a herniated disc it's not the end of the world. In fact, at this point you should consider non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX-9000.
To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression, please call 415-392-2225 for a consultation.