Treating Chronic Low Back Pain
Chronic Low Back Pain Statistics
According to the American Chiropractic Associations and other health organizations, low back pain statistics are sobering and unfortunately, it is getting worse and not better.
- Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities.
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
- Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year—that’s two work days for every full-time worker in the country.
- Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
- Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly.
- Back pain is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders.
- Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
- Most people with low back pain recover, however, reoccurrence is common and for a small percentage of people, the condition will become chronic and disabling.
- Worldwide, years lived with a disability caused by low back pain have increased by 54% between 1990 and 2015.
- Low-back pain costs Americans at least $50 billion in health care costs each year—add in lost wages and decreased productivity and that figure easily rises to more than $100 billion.
Common Causes For Lower Back Pain
While there are many causes of lower back pain the most common cause and the most under-diagnosed cause is adhesion that develops in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and around the nerves of the lower back. Adhesion is scar tissue that builds up due to excessive activity, poor posture and injury/trauma to the area. The good news is adhesion is highly reversible with expert treatment which is why we focus and specialize in finding and fixing adhesion at Vitality Chiropractic Center.
Our Effective Way Of Treating Chronic Low Back Pain
Most of the time treatments for lower back pain yield limited to no results. Many are often left with unnecessary injections and surgery. This is because many providers provide a vague diagnosis or no diagnosis at all and many provide treatments that are outdated despite research showing no long-term benefit.
This is why we take a unique and cutting-edge approach to give an accurate diagnosis first, specific testing and specialize in finding and fixing adhesion.
Specialized Mobility and Functional Assessment Of The Lower Back:
Specialized Soft Tissue Treatment Of The Lower Back:
The supraspinous ligament is a large ligament that helps with flexion and stability of the spine. This extremely important structure of the spine is overlooked for treatment by 95% of all providers. Overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the lower back, trauma or poor posture leads to adhesion in this ligament. The good news with expert diagnosis and treatment like instrument adhesion release you see in the video, you don’t have to suffer anymore.
The Lumbar Erectors are the primary muscle group of the lumbar spine. Adhesion in these muscles causes decreased mobility, strength and extra stress on the discs and joints of the lower back. With expert treatment shown in this video, we provide sustained improvement in function and mobility.
The Psoas Major is a primary stabilizer of the lumbar spine. Always complaining of tight hip flexors? Back or hip pain? Adhesion in the hip flexors can be a culprit and a huge secondary contributor to lower back pain. In the video below we show we improve function and reduce adhesion in the hip flexors.
If you have chronic low back pain or have failed treatments with 3 or more providers you have found the right place. Call and schedule your complimentary consult at 630-499-4078 or click the button below