What Causes Low Back Pain

Hello Everyone,

So you have seen how your choices about how you deal with your Low Back pain can actually be a life or death choice.

There are basically two choices when dealing with low back pain (or any condition for that matter)….one is the choice of covering up

the symptom, overriding the body’s natural warning system, and suppressing the pain.

The other is identifying the cause of the pain, applying the appropriate treatment to take care of that cause, and move the body in the

direction of health so that you actually come out stronger and better able to handle physical, mental and emotional stresses.

So what is the cause of low back pain?  Well, in my experience I have found that Low Back pain generally follows a pattern of

progression.  The first thing that happens is that there is typically a stressor, either physical, chemical or emotional that causes a

“subluxation” in the low back.

What this means is that the low back joints in the spine get “locked” in an incorrect position.  This causes a decrease in the motion of

the joint and can cause stress on the soft tissue around the joint.  By soft tissue I mean muscles, ligaments, and possibly nerves.

If this condition is not corrected, then the abnormal wear and tear on the low back joint will begin to cause the disc to weaken and

this begins the process known as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD).  Many time this is referred to as arthritis and is believed to be a

normal process of aging.  Let me tell you from experience, this is not a normal process of aging.  It is a common process of aging, but

not a normal process.  I have seen many individuals in their later years with very healthy spines who have lived a live of excellent

spinal hygeine (regular adjustments, exercise, nutrition, etc).

So as this DJD continues to advance, you will begin to see conditions such as bulging discs, herniated discs, ruptured discs, stenosis,

sciatica, etc….

Eventually this low back degeneration…if allowed to go on long enough, will end up causing enough damage that natural methods are no

longer a viable option.

One thing to recognize, in most cases, low back pain is a “structural” issue.  In other words abnormal structure leading to abnormal

function.  Low back pain is not usually a “chemical” issue.

So what are the options that are available to fix low back pain….(cliffhanger)  I will let you know in tomorrow’s article.

Have a great day.

Dr. Price

(Dr. Price is a Chiropractor serving the Fort Walton Beach Community.  Dr. Price has had much success in treating patients suffering from Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash (or other injuries suffered in a car accident).  Utilizing his nonsurgical spinal decompression technologies, Dr. Price has helped many patients find long term relief from chronic pain conditions such as sciatica, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, buldging discs, and arthritis.  You can find Dr. Price in Fort Walton Beach by visiting www.DrSeanPrice.com or call his office at 850-862-2224.)


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