Low Back Back Pain


Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Vertebral Column (Backbone or Spine)

Conditions Treated Using The DRX9000TM:
  Herniated and/or Bulging Discs
  Degenerative Disc Disease
 A Relapse or Failure Following Surgery
  Facet Syndrome


Low back pain can be either an acute or chronic disabling condition. For many, it may be an ongoing condition that flares up occasionally for a few days or weeks, then becomes more manageable again. It will affect most adults at some stage in their life and accounts for more sick leave taken than any other single condition.

An acute lower back injury may be caused by a traumatic event, like a car accident or a fall. It occurs suddenly and its victims will usually be able to pinpoint exactly when it happened. In acute cases, the structures damaged will more than likely be soft tissue like muscles, ligaments and tendons. With a serious accident, vertebral fractures in the lumbar spine may also occur. At the lowest end of the spine, some patients may have tailbone pain (also called coccyx pain or coccydynia).

Chronic lower back pain usually has a more insidious onset, occurring over a long period of time. Physical causes may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae, or a spinal disc herniation, a vertebral fracture (such as from osteoporosis), or rarely, a tumor (including cancer) or infection. The cause may also be psychological or emotional, and can be diagnosed as TMS or tension myositis syndrome.


Possible causes of low back pain:


Apophyseal osteoarthritis
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Degenerative Discs
Scheuermann's kyphosis
Spinal disc herniation
Spinal stenosis
Spondylolisthesis and other congenital abnormalities
Non-specific muscular or ligamentous strains or sprains
Leg Length Difference
Restricted hip motion
Misaligned pelvis


Seronegative spondylarthritides (e.g. ankylosing spondylitis)
Rheumatoid arthritis


Bone tumors (primary or metastatic)
Intradural Spinal tumors


Osteoporotic fractures
Paget's disease

   Referred pain:

Pelvic/abdominal disease
Tension myositis syndrome


Diagnosing the underlying cause of low back pain is usually done by a medical doctor or by a chiropractor. Often, getting a diagnosis of the underlying cause of low back pain and/or related symptoms, such as sciatica, is quite complex. A complete diagnosis is usually made through a combination of a patient's medical history, physical examination, and, when necessary, diagnostic testing, such as an MRI scan or x-ray.


The course of treatment for low back pain will usually be dictated by the diagnosis of the underlying cause of the pain. For the vast majority of patients, low back pain can be treated with non-surgical care.

Don’t live life in pain!


Salama Chiropractic Center

Wendover Chiropractic Clinic Location
Suite A,  3410 West Wendover Avenue• Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

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