Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Low back pain is often caused by mechanical stress that damages the intrinsic muscles necessary for normal motion. While quite painful, this can usually be resolved quickly and without complication. You have all heard of the slipped disk. Anatomically speaking, disks don’t slip. They do expand and they can rupture. Either scenario results in direct mechanical pressure on the spinal cord or a peripheral nerve root. This creates a sharp stabbing, burning or electric shock sensation either localized to the low back or running down one or both legs. Often radiating pain can be a result of the change of one or more of our normal spinal curves. When these curves viewed on lateral x-ray are altered they draw the spinal cord to the anterior border of the canal allowing minor disk anomalies to produce major symptoms. This problem responds favorably to spinal manipulation as reported in October 1994 by the American Association of Health Care Research and Reform.
Dr. Camp can lead you in the right direction towards quick pain relief.