Lower back pain and back pain in general results in millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day. There are many factors that can be responsible for back pain. Improper sitting or lifting, overexertion, trauma, or inherited spinal abnormalities may contribute the reason for your pain or suffering.
Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, the two interlocking "fingers" at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide, can become rough, irritated, and inflamed. Surgical treatment often involves removing these facet joints, exposing the spinal cord.
Another cause of lower back pain can be a bulging or herniated disc putting pressure on the spinal cord or nearby nerve root. The result is often numbness, tingling, or pain down the leg. Cutting away the herniated disc tissue can permanently alter its ability to separate and cushion the adjacent bones. This rarely addresses the underlying structural causes of the problem.
The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of the affected spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.
Here at Centro Chiropractic Clinic our physicians are experts at using specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve your spinal function and relieve pain back pain you may be suffering from. Give us a call today at 503-550-1140 for a free consultation to find out if you can enjoy the positive results that millions of patients have discovered with chiropractic treatment.