There are only two kinds of people in the world, those with low back
pain and those who are going to get it. An exaggeration? Not really.
Who do you know who can actually say that they have never had low
back pain, ever, in their entire lives?
Don't believe me? Okay, just take a long drive with some people in
their 40's or older and watch how they get out of the car at the end
of the trip. Not too many hop out ready to rock 'n roll. It's more
like a moan, a groan and a stretch until they get rolling.
So why is low back pain so common?
When you think about it, we're the only mammals that walk upright.
It's called bipedalism: "a form of locomotion where an organism
moves by means of its two rear limbs or legs". I'm sure most of us
are glad to be walking upright because, if nothing else, it frees up
the arms to do other things. The problem is that because we walk
upright gravity is continuously stressing our low backs until
That something can be anything from a mild strain to a herniated
lumbar disc. An example is carrying luggage while on vacation, and
it can result in either condition. Of course, the degree of pain
with these two conditions is vastly different. The mild strain is
like, "My back's a little stiff today". The herniated disc is like,
"I sneezed and thought I was going to die". And that's not all. The
herniated lumber disc often leaves the victim unable to straighten
up listing to one side like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
For us older low backs, the main problem is disc degeneration. The
cushion between the vertebra loses height like the brake pads
wearing out on your car. And as the disc degenerates with the wear
and tare of age, the nerve coming off the spinal cord gets squeezed.
Sciatica often stems from the nerve traveling down the leg becoming
Birth defects in the lumbosacral spine are more common than most
people think. These birth defects (congenital anomalies) aren't like
being born with two heads. They are much more subtle: you can't see
them except with x-rays. They are alterations in the normal
composition of a spinal joint.
Sports injuries and other kinds of trauma (automobile accidents) are
the other most common causes of low back pain. But whether the cause
is a herniated disc, degeneration, birth defects or traumatic
injury, they all have one thing in common: they prevent the spinal
joint from working right. And what does a spinal joint or any other
type of joint do?
At least that's what joints are suppose to do. So a joint that
either doesn't move or moves less than it's suppose to is a diseased
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES PROPER SPINAL JOINT FUNCTION.
But it's more than that. Diseased spinal joints pinching nerves
coming off the spinal cord restrict the nerve flow between the body
and the brain. This restriction results in all kinds of conditions
depending on where they exist in the spine: migraine headaches, neck
and arm pain, low back and leg pain and much more. Nerve
interference often results in disease-disease of all kinds.
The bottom Line: the power that treated you is also the power that can heal you. Chiropractic releases that power.... naturally!
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