Low Back Pain

The start to living pain-free starts with a one-on-one consultation with one of our chiropractors.

Chiropractor’s at Modern Chiropractic Center can help with:

  • Pain in the low back
  • Stiffness in the low back or hips
  • Radiating pain into the leg

Need help with your Low Back Pain? Call us To Schedule!  (208) 629-1904

Corrective Spinal Traction

85-90% of people get low back pain during their lifetime. This makes low back pain the second most common reason for a patient to seek medical care, after only the common cold. Low back pain has related symptoms including pain radiating into the hips or buttocks (sciatica), numbness and tingling in the legs or feet, weakness in the legs or feet or coldness in the feet. Problems with balance also occur with chronic pain, particularly in the elderly. Low back pain is the #1 cause of disability in working-aged Americans.

We find that one of the most common underlying causes of low back pain and sciatica is misalignment (subluxation) of the bones in the low back. Misalignments of the spine are often visible as abnormal posture when we look at patients visually. But other misalignments can only be seen and measured on X-rays. Patients usually feel tightness and guarding in the low back when there is a misalignment. Movement becomes limited and painful because the joints may be pinching or grinding on one another. The recognition of pain in the low back causes a person to “guard” and limit their activity. Sometimes this is beneficial because it is the body’s way of trying to keep you from doing things that are further damaging the area of pain. But when pain becomes present for a longer period of time (chronic) the pain signals are often no longer working to prevent further injury. Instead, they simply become engrained along the pathway from the site of pain (low back for example) to the brain and get so used to carrying the signals that elimination of the source of pain does not help reduce the perception of pain in the brain. This is when traditional treatment methods stop helping reduce the pain. The muscles tighten and “guard” the back due to this feeling. This becomes more and more chronic and becomes more difficult to help. Though the problem feels muscular, it is often just the tip of the iceberg, when we identify the true, underlying cause of the problem.

Our doctors at our Modern Chiropractic Centers are experts in evaluating patients for structural and neurological causes of low back pain. Using a combination of spinal adjustments, exercises and spinal traction we have an average success rate of almost 90% reduction of symptoms. This improvement is maintained at long term follow-up 9-12 months later. In short, correction of the underlying problems results in long-term resolution of your pain, not just temporary relief like many people experience with physical therapy and other therapeutic treatments.

Low back pain accounts most patients seeking chiropractic care. Getting traditional chiropractic care alone or physical therapy alone has been shown to provide only temporary relief. Most research shows that the pain returns within 2 months for patients receiving this traditional care.

However, by making changes in the structural alignment of the spine and posture, improvement has been shown to last more than a year in recent clinical trials. If you live in the Boise area and are suffering from neck or low back pain, mc2 offers the different care that may get rid of the pain permanently.

Did you know that low back pain adjustments can help with:

  • Pain in the low back
  • Pain in the hip
  • Stiffness in the low back or hips
  • Radiating pain into the leg
  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniation (“slipped disc”)
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