Surgical treatment often involves removing these facet joints, exposing the spinal cord!
Another cause of lower back pain can be a bulging disc putting pressure on the spinal cord or a nearby nerve root. The result is often numbness, tingling, or pain down the leg. Cutting away the bulging disc tissue, can permanently alter its ability to separate and cushion the adjacent bones. This rarely addresses the underlying structural cause(s) of the problem.
The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal bones by specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach has been documented in numerous research projects and has helped many patients avoid risky surgery.
Improper sitting or lifting, overexertion, trauma, or inherited spinal abnormalities can be the cause. Low back pain results in millions of dollars of lost work, and untold suffering every day.
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