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Lower Back Pain Can be Eliminated
Most low back pain is triggered by some combination of overuse, muscle strain, and injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine in the lumbar area.

The most common causes are:

1) Injury or overuse of muscles, ligaments, facet joints,
and the sacroiliac joints.
2) Pressure on nerve roots caused by a herniated disc.
3) Osteoarthritis which affects the small facet joints in the spine. Osteoarthritis in the hips can cause you to limp or to change the way you walk. This can also lead to back pain.
4) Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, vertebra defects that can allow a vertebra to slide over another.
5) Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal.
6) Fractures of the vertebrae. Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found that the lower back pain can be effectively eliminated by addressing the route causes. With their innovative treatment approaches, the back pain and other symptoms can be eliminated and the disc injury can be repaired in 2 weeks to 3 months period.

The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Lower Back Pain:
What is Lower Back Pain?

Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.

On the bright side, you can take measures to prevent or lessen most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics will often heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional for the long haul. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain.

Symptoms

Symptoms of back pain may include:

Muscle ache
Shooting or stabbing pain
Pain that radiates down your leg
Limited flexibility or range of motion of your back
Inability to stand straight

Back pain that lasts from a few days to a few weeks is considered acute. Pain that lasts for three months or longer is considered chronic.

Causes

Your back is an intricate structure composed of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and disks. Disks are the cartilage-like pads that act as cushions between the segments of your spine. Back pain can arise from problems with any of these component parts. In some people, no specific cause for their back pain can be found.

Strains

Back pain most often occurs:

From strained muscles and ligaments
From improper or heavy lifting
After a sudden awkward movement
Sometimes a muscle spasm can cause or be associated with back pain.

Structural problems

In some cases, back pain may be caused by structural problems, such as:

Bulging or ruptured disks. Disks act as cushions between the vertebrae in your spine. Sometimes, the soft material inside a disk may bulge out of place or rupture and press on a nerve. But even so,
many people who have bulging or herniated disks experience no pain from the condition.

Sciatica. If a bulging or herniated disk presses on the main nerve that travels down your leg, it can cause sciatica sharp, shooting pain through the buttock and back of the leg.

Arthritis. The joints most commonly affected by osteoarthritis are the hips, hands, knees and lower back. In some cases arthritis in the spine can lead to a narrowing of the space around the spinal
cord, a condition called spinal stenosis.

Skeletal irregularities. Back pain can occur if your spine curves in an abnormal way. If the natural curves in your spine become exaggerated, your upper back may look abnormally rounded or your
lower back may arch excessively. Scoliosis, a condition in which your spine curves to the side, also may lead to back pain.

Osteoporosis. Compression fractures of your spine's vertebrae can occur if your bones become porous and brittle.


Western Medical Treatment

Most back pain gets better with a few weeks of home treatment and careful attention. A regular schedule of over-the-counter pain relievers may be all that you need to improve your pain. A short period of bed rest is OK, but more than a couple of days actually does more harm than good. If home treatments aren't working,
your doctor may suggest stronger medications or other therapy.

Medications

Your doctor is likely to recommend pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve, others). If mild to moderate back pain doesn't get better with over-the-counter pain relievers, your doctor may also prescribe a muscle relaxant.

Narcotics, such as codeine or hydrocodone, may be used for a short period of time with close supervision by your doctor.

Low doses of certain types of antidepressants particularly tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline have been shown to relieve chronic back pain, independent of their effect on depression.

Physical therapy and exercise

A physical therapist can apply a variety of treatments, such as heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and muscle-release techniques, to your back muscles and soft tissues to reduce pain. As pain improves, the therapist can teach you specific exercises to increase your flexibility, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles, and improve your posture. Regular use of these techniques will help prevent pain from returning.

Injections

If other measures don't relieve your pain and if your pain radiates down your leg, your doctor may inject cortisone an anti-inflammatory medication into the space around your spinal cord (epidural space). A cortisone injection helps decrease inflammation around the nerve roots, but the pain relief usually lasts less than a few months.

In some cases, your doctor may inject numbing medication and cortisone into or near the structures believed to be causing your back pain, such as the facet joints of the vertebrae. Located on the sides, top and bottom of each vertebra, these joints connect the vertebrae to one another and stabilize the spine while still allowing flexibility.

Surgery

Few people ever need surgery for back pain. If you have unrelenting pain associated with radiating leg pain or progressive muscle weakness caused by nerve compression, you may benefit from surgical
intervention. Otherwise, surgery usually is reserved for pain related to structural anatomical problems that haven't responded to intensive conservative therapy measures.

Types of back surgery include:

Fusion. This surgery involves joining two vertebrae to eliminate painful movement. A bone graft is inserted between the two vertebrae, which may then be splinted together with metal plates, screws or cages. A drawback to the procedure is that it increases the chances of arthritis developing in adjoining vertebrae.

Partial removal of disk. If disk material is pressing or squeezing a nerve, your doctor may be able to remove just the portion of the disk that's causing the problem.

Partial removal of a vertebra. If your spine has developed bony growths that are pinching your spinal cord or nerves, surgeons can remove a small section of the offending vertebra, to open up the passage.


Adopted from mayoclinic.com
United States
Michael Lambert, DC Oxford, 36203
Successful Treatment of Sprain/Strain in Spine After Car Accident
Sherri Hogendobler, DC Madison, 35661
Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
Julie Schifferli, DC PRESCOTT VALLEY, 86314
Successful Chronic Back Pain Treatment
John Baines, DC Searcy, 72143
Successful Severe Back and Leg Pain Treatment
Denise Takahasi, LAc Burbank, 91506
Successful Healing of Acute Lower Back Pain
Doyle Rood, DC Santa Rosa, 95403
Successful Resolution of Lower back Strain-Sprain
Frances Kalfus, LAc Berkeley, 94709
Treatment of Chronic Hip Pain & Low Back Symptoms
Gary Dixon, DC, Certified ABC Practitioner San Diego, 92117
Successful Spinal Postural Changes
Gregory Lind, DC Milpitas, 95035
Resolution of Severe Post Hip Surgery Conditions
Jacklin Arastouzadeh, LAc Beverly Hills, 90211
Successful Healing of Extreme Lumbar Pain
Jimmy McCallister, DC Livermore, 94550
Successful Elimination of Post Surgical Lumbar Syndrome
John Lubecki, DC Fair Oaks, 95628
Successful Removal of Scoliosis and Toxicity
John Zeravich, Non-Force Chiropractic San Francisco , 94132
Successful Chronic Low Back Pain and Menses Cramps Treatments - 2 Cases
Marcia D. Murray, Acupuncture Pleasanton, 94566
Successful Treatment for Sciatica
Marco Cazares, DC Indio, 92201
Healing of Bulging Discs Using Herbal Formulas
Robert Smatt, LAC, Diplomat of Acupuncture Orthopedics, M. Sc. Homeopathy San Diego, 92117
Successful Treatment of Fatigue, Insomnia and Pain
Jim McCarty, DC Lone Tree, 80124
Successful Resolution of Severe Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Melissa Osmun, Parkinsons Disease/LAc Lakewood, 80214
Successful Lower Back Pain Treatment
Craig Selinger, DC Lake Worth, 33467
Successful Resolution of Herniated Disc in Lower Back
Earl Moore, DC Crestview, 32536
Successful Resolution of Bulging Disc
Felicia M. Dyess, Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Jacksonville , 32223
Successful Treatment for GI Issues
Machelle Perkins, AP, DOM Largo, 33777
Successful Healing of Low Back Pain Including Numbness and Sciatica
Merle Friedman, AP, LAC, LD/N, PA Brandon, 33511
Successful Treatment of Low Back Pain
Nate Greenstein, Chiropractic Fort Lauderdale, 33308
Successful Treatment for Low back Pain and Sciatica
Robert Golden, DC Oldsmar, 34677
No More Pills!
Ronald Mullen , AP Stuart, 34994
Successful Chronic Lower Back Pain with Sciatica
Carla Miller, DC Norcross, 30071
Successful Treatment of Sciatica
Nolan Stephens, DC Milledgeville, 31061
Successful Pain Management after Hip Surgery
Kyla Tremper, DC, Lifestyle Trainer and Nutritional Coach Downer's Grove, 61341
Successful Treatment of Severe Stiff Back Problems
Laura Christensen, LAc Iowa City, 52240
Successful Treatment of Sciatic Pain Down the Leg
Clemency Knox, LAc Annapolis, 21401
Successful Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain
James Callahan, DC Amesbury, 01913
Successful Treatment of Low Back Chronic Pain
Dawn Lancaster, DC Westland, 48186
Successful Treatment of an 80 Year Old Man with Lumbar Stenosis
Evan Chait, PT, LAC, Herbalist Ramsey, 07446
Successful Treatment for a Boxer Suffering From 6 Years of Chronic back pain
Nancy Stern, DC Albuquerque, 87114
Successful Treatment of Symptoms Related to Pregnancy
Charles Coppola, Holistic Chiropractor Elmsford, 10523
No Knee Surgery!
Mark Brandwein, Chiropractic New York, 10012
Herbal Patch Used Successfully on Lumbar Disc Herniation/Spinal Stenosis Case
Philip Trigiani, Orthopedic/CNS Acupuncture/ Physical Medicine New York , 10023
Successful Fertility Treatment
Noreen Long, DC Black Mountain, 28711
Successful Resolution of Piriformis Syndrome
Anthony Badalamenti, Bs, DC, CCOHP Aurora, 44202
Successful Treatment of Low Back Pain and Migraine Type Headaches caused by Digestive Track Mal-function
Larry Ward, DC Tulsa, 74146
Successful Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain
Arnold Weinberg, DC Narberth, 19072
Successful Healing of Stenosis
Celeste Mattia, DC ELKINS PARK, 19027
Successful Treatment of Low Lumber Pain and Spasm
Larry Behm, Chiropractic Reading, 19606
Low Back Pain Resolved
Scott Rothman, DC Wayne, 19087
Successful Treatment of Herniated Disc to Avoid Lumbar Surgery
Salvatore & Cynthia Mignano, DC Charleston, 29412
Successful Resolution of Synovial Cyst on Lumbar Vertebrae
Bruce Mounsey, DC, RN Round Rock, 78681
Successful Treatment of Permanent Beck and Neck Problems Caused by Job Injury
Eli Cummings, DC/Nutrition/LAc Conroe, 77301
Successful Treatment for Fibroids
Susan Duve, DC, LAc Port Isabel, 78578
Successful Healing of Lumbar Spine Contusion
Valerie Brinkman, LAc Austin, 78749
Successful Healing Process for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Brian Hess, DC Culpeper, 22701
Successful Healing of Herniated Disc
Karen (Sigurdson) Willfahrt, ND, RN, BSN Wausau, 54401
Successful Treatment of Bulging Disc and Raynauds Disease
Canada
Holly Horan, LAc/MT RR2 St.Pauls , N0K1V0
Successful Treatment for Low Back Pain
Ward C. Hazen, DC Stratford, N5A 3J6
Successful Treatment of Low Back Pain
Roch Parent, DC Trois-Rivieres, G8Z1V4
Successful Treatment of Low Back Pain
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