Back pain is the number one cause of disability in people aged 18 - 46, and the second leading cause of missed workdays. Back pain is generally due to poor posture and lifting techniques, failure to seek medical care following an accident, failure to receive adequate treatment for back injuries, and decreased physical activity. Chiropractic care focuses on the cause of your problem and does not rely on medication for short-term relief of symptoms.
Cox Flexion Distraction decompression adjusting, a specialized form of chiropractic manipulation, has been shown in numerous studies to be an effective and safe technique for lower back pain and radiculopathy (Sciatica). Dr. Ralph Kruse was one of the research clinicians during a study of flexion-distraction performed to the lower back (lumbar spine) of ten cadavers. In this study, flexion-distraction was shown to create a decrease in intradiscal pressure (i.e.: reducing pressure inside the intervertebral disc helping to decrease disc bulges), increased posterior disc height and opened the vertebral canal and intervertebral foramen by up to 28%. All of these physiological effects help to relieve pressure on pain-sensitive spinal nerves.
Lower Back Pain
More than 80% of Americans report suffering from lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is the leading disability reason stated in workers' compensation claims. When left untreated, lower back pain can severely restrict mobility. Most lower back problems, which result in lower back pain, require proper treatment in order to achieve complete rehabilitation.
Please visit CoxChiroCare (also Dr. Kruse's site) for additional information on back, neck and leg pain.