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Low Back Pain

Many factors can be responsible for low back pain. Improper lifting, overexertion, inherited spinal abnormalities and trauma may contribute to the cause of low back pain.

Low back pain results in millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day.
Many pain sensing nerves are in the facet joints at the back of each spinal bone. The surface is normally smooth enabling the joint to glide. These can become irritated and inflamed.

Surgeons often remove these facet joints, exposing the spinal cord. A bulging or herniated disc can put pressure on the spinal cord causing numbness, tingling or pain down the leg. Cutting away the herniated disc tissue can permanently alter its ability to separate and cushion the adjacent bones. Surgery rarely addresses the underlying structural causes of the problem.

The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of the spinal bones with specific chiropractic adjustments.

Find out if your low back pain is a chiropractic case by calling your Midland, Michigan chiropractor, Dr. James Dorais and begin enjoying the positive results that millions of patients have discovered.