Low Back Pain, Natural Cure Doctor, Costa Mesa, Orange County, California, Dr. Robert Janda, Chiropractor, Natural Healing, Traditional Naturopath, Naturopathic Healing.
Low Back Pain is a symptom of an underlying problem:
- Sprain/Strain – This refers to pulling of the muscles or ligaments in the low back causing inflammation and pain, symptoms being mild to severe. Treatment is directed at reducing inflammation and muscle spasm and allowing healing to take place.
- Spinal Degeneration – This is discussed elsewhere, but pain comes from muscle spasm, subluxation, joint inflammation and nerve compression. In milder cases therapy is directed at correcting subluxations, and reducing muscle spasm and inflammation. In more sever cases, disc rehabilitation through non-surgical spinal decompression or flexion traction is necessary.
- Facet Syndrome (also called Facet Arthropathy or Facet Imbrication) – This refers to the jamming of the posterior facets of the spinal column causing inflammation, pain and ultimately degeneration. Loss of disc height often leads to facet compression so therapy is usually directed at disc rehabilitation, but posture often needs to be addressed.