About 85 percent of the population will experience disabling back pain at least once during their lives. At any given time, 6.8 percent of the U.S. adult population is suffering from an episode of back pain lasting more than two weeks. The estimated cost of this problem in the U.S. is over $50 billion a year.
The standard medical approach to back pain varies from rest to muscle relaxing drugs to painkillers and even surgery if the pain doesn’t improve or worsens. This approach to treatment is sometimes necessary and proper. But according to some studies, most spinal surgery for acute back problems should rarely be performed. Many people who have had back surgery report a recurrence of their symptoms within a year or two of the operation and may return to the operating table. In some cases it does bring long-term relief but in others surgery makes no difference at all.
I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of low back pain.
After a comprehensive neurological exam, I determine which part of the nervous system is not functioning as it should. I then employ the proper therapies to treat the problem.
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