How do you get lower back pain? That’s a good question, but not with many good answers. There are many reasons get lower back pain, and that is why it is important to find out and understand what is causing the lower back pain.
Is it muscular, ligamentous, disc, cancer ?
If one can understand the basic underlying CAUSE of the symptom “low back pain”, then there are effective ways to treat it. Back Pain causes misery , and why would anyone want to live in misery.
There are many different treatments, chiropractic has been shown to be one of the best treatments for low back pain. Epidural steroid injections also help. Physical therapy to rehabilitate the muscles is always necessary. You want to “fix” the problem, and then “lock in the muscles”
Hopefully this helps you better understand lower back pain causes and treatment options.
Migraines & Chiropractic
Migraines can be a terrible experience for most people. Over the last 13 years I have heard some horrible symptoms associated with migraines. The worst part is that even though you could get past the pain of the migraine, the migraines make it impossible to function your everyday life.
I remember Betty came in with tears in her eyes. She just couldn’t do it anymore. She was on the brink. The migraines prevented her from going to work, being with her kids, cooking for her family. She was incapacitated. She tried multiple over the counter drugs, and prescription drugs. It was always hit and miss if they would work.
Betty actually said that she “wished she was dead” ! Now fortunately I personally don’t get migraines but when Betty made that statement, it struck a cord and a I realized how horrible this must be for her.
We evaluated her and found that part of the puzzle maybe the very top vertebrae irritating her spinal cord. The bone was compressing on the nerve, which went to her head, and the nerves went behind her eyes. After evaluating her, we applied gentle treatments to her neck, and over 2 months she felt like “a whole new person”.
We didn’t cure the migraines for Betty, but we could control them and help her. Now whenever she felt like one was coming on, she would get treated by removing the “interference” of the nerve. It’s better than taking the powerful drugs she was on, which didn’t work.
Hopefully you enjoyed this blog about migraines and found it helpful.