You Are Suffering From Back Pain.
That’s a fact we probably don’t need to remind you of. But what can you do about it to actually fix the problem?
Low back pain can be completely debilitating. You may find yourself hunched over and not able to stand up, or it hurts when you attempt to make any movement.
The seemingly simple things we take for granted everyday become all but impossible. Putting on socks, tying our shoes, opening a door or even rolling over in bed can trigger the pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common ailments experienced in our population.
Many years of uncorrected spinal stresses or injuries to the body may over time become symptomatic. You may overlook the day to day aches and pains as a normal part of the aging process, but if left untreated, this pain can lead to more serious problems, such as a lumbar disc herniation.
A lumbar disc herniation typically presents itself through low back pain and leg pain, and is often described as sharp, stabbing, or piercing. It can also lead to weakness, numbness and tingling into the foot or toes, and aggravation can occur after bending, twisting, or lifting an object. A disc herniation can be referred to, often incorrectly, as many things: a ruptured, torn, slipped, or collapsed disc, disc protrusion, disc disease, black disc, compressed, or blown disc.
The disc is a strong component of the spine, and it is believed that previous damage to the disc causes degeneration to start. Over time, this will allow the nucleus, the jelly-like centre of the vertebra, to push through the annulus, the more fibrous area inside the vertebrae. The disrupted disc then releases inflammatory molecules, and if a nerve root is also compressed it can lead to decreased reflexes, foot drop, or inability to stand on the tip-toes. However, not all disc herniations cause pain.
It is important to understand the exact cause of your low back pain so that the appropriate treatment can be administered. Many people seek relief on their own and often look at treatments that are usually just a band-aid solution to a much larger underlying problem.
At Pure we approach low back pain as a team. That means that you get Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Kinesiologists reviewing your case file as a team and together they make appropriate recommendations that are specific to your condition.
When you arrive at Pure with low back pain, our team of practitioners perform an extensive case history, a detailed and specific examination based on your condition, and, if necessary, appropriate imaging, such as X-Ray and MRI, are obtained. It is through this detailed process that we investigate and diagnose the exact cause of your low back pain.
We then recommend and provide appropriate treatment based on your condition to get you healing as quickly and effectively as possible.
Every individual is unique and your condition should be treated as unique.
That is what we do at Pure.
We want to help you with your low back pain and we have worked successfully with thousands of cases of low back pain in the Red Deer area.
If you find yourself suffering from low back pain and are looking for thoughtful recommendations and effective treatment from a team of practitioners, call us today at 403.348.8222.
You Are Not Alone
Here are a few experiences we have with cases of low back pain.
When I came to Pure it was to see if they could do something about the herniated disc I had for 6 months. Since it seemed my old chiropractor had made no difference for me, my sister urged me to at least come in and get an assessment done. Now my disc is almost completely healed - as well as my spinal curvature which caused the disc discomfort in the first place. It feels great to know that at 17 years old, I will not need surgery on my spine.*Rebecca V
I have been experiencing low back pain for over six months straight. This last weekend was the first time I actually went a whole day without pain. In only 2 weeks of care, I am already feeling better. Thank you so much.*Christine A.
I came in for a visit to Pure after endless months of back pain with no results from using ibuprofen and other prescription medication. I responded to chiropractic care very well, almost immediately! From my first visit (with the extent of the evaluation process) I knew these guys are here for one reason, to actually help people. With the aid of chiropractic, I can continue to get sleep and to work everyday and feel so much better.*Ryan M