According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 31 million Americans experience lumbar disc pain at any given time. The lumbar refers to the lower back; starting about five or six inches below the shoulder blades, where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain, in general, is one of the most common reasons for missed work.
What Causes Lumbar Disc Pain?
A common cause of lower back pain is a lumbar ruptured disc or herniated disc. Symptoms of a herniated disc can include dull or sharp pain, muscle spasm or cramping and sciatica. Other symptoms may include leg weakness or even loss of leg function. The pain usually will intensify with sneezing, coughing or bending. Factors that increase the risk for lower back pain are poor diet and exercise choices, poor posture and advancing age.
Lumbar Disc Pain Treatment Options
One option for lumbar disc pain treatment is general chiropractic care and spinal manipulation by one of the doctors at Lewis Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center. It is a safe and effective lumbar disc treatment option as opposed to prescription drugs and surgery.
K-Laser therapy is a treatment option for pain relief due to lumbar disc problems. The laser treatment helps reduce pain and inflammation. It’s often used together with non-surgical spinal decompression. Lewis Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center offers the SpineMED® Decompression Therapy as a treatment option for lumbar disc pain relief. The SpineMED® decompression therapy is different than spinal traction. SpineMED® decreases pressure in the disc, which speeds up healing and can reduce the disc protrusion. Traction does the opposite and can increase pain.
When a person has a bulging or a herniated disc, by running the laser on the lower back, the inflammation is reduced internally; and helps to stimulate the blood flow. This aids the decompression treatment in healing the damaged disc.
Lumbar Disc Pain Relief in Westminster, MD
If you are ready to effectively treat your lumbar pain and increase your daily comfort levels and get your life back on track, call us today. We will schedule you for a free introduction to K-Laser and SpineMed and a chat with one of our doctors. We are currently the only chiropractic office in Carroll County, and one of the few in the state of Maryland, that offer K-Laser therapy. We are also the only office to offer the SpineMED® Decompression Therapy treatment in Carroll County, MD.