Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, & Sciatica
These conditions can be diagnosed with an exam and x-rays but sometimes require more advanced diagnostic procedures.
Low Back Pain
There are many reasons people develop low back pain. Some of these include bulging or herniated discs, arthritic or degenerative changes, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, strain/sprain, or spinal/pelvic imbalances. Many of these causes can be prevented with early detection and treatment after and injury. If left untreated, advanced degenerative changes can occur over time. Out of all the animals in this world, human beings are more susceptible to low back injuries because we walk upright on two feet with gravity being a constant compressive force.
Sciatica is a common condition that usually presents as buttock pain that travels down the leg. It is often accompanied with low back pain and can result from two main reasons. The first is spinal disc bulge/herniation or misalignments put pressure of spinal nerves. The second is lumbo-pelvic spinal imbalances causing gluteal muscle spasms or tightness which also compresses the sciatic nerve which travels through, over, and under those gluteal muscles.
How is it treated?
Most of the time these conditions can be diagnosed with an exam and x-rays but sometimes more advanced diagnostic procedures such as MRI, CT scan, and nerve tests are needed to better diagnose the condition. If it is disc bugle/herniation there are effective conservative procedures that can be done and drugs and surgery can often be prevented. Our Office utilizes an exciting new protocol called laser enhanced decompression therapy. When these therapies are combined the patient can experience dramatic pain relief and healing. If you suffer from this condition and think that you may be a candidate the be sure to read our detailed section about these treatments and take advantage of the two complimentary treatment to see if it is right for you.