Lower Back Pain & Discomfort
Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which 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 a nearby nerve root. The result is often numbness, tingling, burning or pain down the leg.
The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented time and again in numerous research data/projects and has helped millions of patients avoid risky surgery. Many research projects show conservative chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than surgery.