Back & Disc Problems

Back Facts

  1. Up to 85% of the US Population will have Back Pain at some time in their life.
  2. On any given day 6.5 million people are in bed because of back pain.
  3. 5.4 million Americans are disabled annually due to back pain.
  4. An estimated 93 million workdays are lost each year due to back pain.
  5. 90% of all back pain resolves in 6-12 weeks.
  6. 5-10% of low back pain becomes chronic.
  7. Only 20% of all back surgeries are successful after 2 years.
  8. The total number of spine surgeries in the U.S. approaches 500,000 per year.
  9. An estimated $45 – 54 billion is spent on the treatment of low back pain per year.

The causes of back pain can be very complex, and there are many structures in the lower back that can cause pain. The following conditions can cause pain:

Our center has remarkable success with both acute and chronic back and neck pain conditions. We specialize in the treatment of disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, sciatica, SI joint sprain / strain and related spinal problems. Our integrated approach includes treatment with the DRX 9000, a system designed to provide static, intermittent and cycling distraction forces at specific spinal segments.

This type of decompression across the intervertebral discs and associated structures serves to take pressure off spinal nerves. Resulting in pain relief. Postural asymmetries across the pelvic girdle, hips, spine, rib cage and shoulder complex will also be assessed and treated in association with the work done on the DRX 9000. This type of in-depth biomechanical, postural assessment allows accurate diagnosis of any underlying structural abnormalities that may be contributing to a patient's often complicated and debilitating back pain. This collaboration of specialized decompression treatments with advanced biomechanical and postural correction establishes Better Health Chiropractic as the premier clinic in the region for non-invasive, non-surgical back pain.