Low Back Surgery
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), nearly 80% of Americans will experience low back pain in their lifetime. This is the most common cause of job-related disability. Nearly 500,000 Americans decide to proceed with having lower back surgery, in hopes that it will alleviate or resolve that they live with every day. Unfortunately, 50% of lower back surgeries fail after the first surgery, which is an exceptionally low number for such an extreme intervention. Of concern is that more than 20% of patients undergoing lumbar deformity surgery will develop ASD within 8 years, most of which occurs early with 40% requiring revision surgery within six months (An Anatomical and Pathological Classification of Thoracolumbar Adjacent Segment Disease by David Christopher Kieser and Niels Hammer Submitted: May 10th 2019Reviewed: September 29th 2019Published: October 31st 2019DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.899600). ASD is short for Adjacent segment disease and it means that the vertebral segment above the area of spinal fusion starts to fail and causes a collapse in spinal stability and causes structural collapse.
A large predicting factor to chronic low back pain is not having the proper amount of curve in the lumbar spine, called hypolordosis. On average, most adults should have around forty degrees of curvature in their lumbar spine. According to a non-randomized clinical control trial in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation done by Dr. Deed Harrison, demonstrated that for the lumbar spine with chronic low back pain patients having hypolordosis, that routine increases in lumbar curvature is achievable; patients who get no treatment have no increase in lumbar curve and remain in pain.
Why risk having lumbar spine surgery if it can be potentially avoided? That is where many United States citizens go looking for more conservative treatment of their lower back pain. CBP-trained chiropractors who are trained in restoring the natural curvatures of the spine should be at the top of the list for those who are searching for answers about their low back pain and looking for alternative treatments before being subject to lumbar fusion surgery.
The doctors at Modern Chiropractic Center are trained in the technique of CBP, or Chiropractic Biophysics, which has been shown time and time again to help many people reduce their spine curvatures through a method of mirror image protocols. These protocols include mirror image postural exercises, posterior-chain activation exercises to improve curvature, spinal adjustments and most importantly, lumbar extension traction. The doctors will also prescribe a regimen of at-home care that includes exercises and devices called Dennerolls to lay on to continue your spinal changes at home. As lumbar hypolordosis is a progressive deformity with serious potential health consequences such as needing a lumbar fusion, the CBP protocol is proven to offer a reliable method to improve the loss of curvature without surgical intervention. Improving the curve in the lumbar spine has helped many Idaho citizens find relief and resolution of their low back pain.
If you or anyone you know may be suffering from chronic low back pain, please give our office a call at 208-467-1975 (Nampa location) or 208-629-1904 (Boise location) to get scheduled for a free consultation and exam.