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Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, Disc Bulge

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There’s nothing like severe low back pain to disrupt your life.

And chronic low back pain will drain you and just make life that much more difficult.

Thankfully, most people can better with appropriate care.

How can we help?

Causes

  • disc injury – most LBP involves the disc
    • pain can be sharp or achey
    • sitting hurts
    • mornings are often worse
    • moving feels better
    • longer to heal
    • often becomes chronic without correct care
  • facet syndrome
    • pain on standing
    • usually sharp pain
    • heals faster
  • sacro-iliac sprain
    • over diagnosed, usually a disc problem
  • spondylolisthesis
    • 6% of people
    • doesn’t need to wreck your life
    • handled well with Cox technique
  • muscle strain
    • rarely happens but good for selling drugs
    • most often a joint problem with muscle weakness associated

Care

  • Adjustments
    • Cox decompression
      • well researched
      • highly effective
      • video
    • Regular
  • Exercise
    • two stages
      • acute – exercise helps settle down
      • chronic – exercise helps fix
  • Nutrition
    • natural pain relief supplements
    • Natural disc healing supplements

Exercises

  • Cox red sheet
    • pelvic tilts
    • knee to chest stretches
  • videos
    • to EFL
      • marching
      • overheads
    • to others
      • side bends
      • side laterals
      • trunk rotations
  • walking
    • blurb on benefits
    • 30 minutes 5/week

Things to Avoid

  • sitting
    • raises the disc pressure 11 times
  • bending, lifting, twisting
    • extra strain on disc
  • laying around
    • motion is lotion
  • muscle relaxants
    • need muscles strong and alert to protect injured joint. Muscles aren’t the problem!

Lees Chiropractic | (403) 948-4440

Providing personalized chiropractic care to the Airdrie, Crossfield and North Calgary communities.