About 85% of the population will experience disabling lower back pain at least once in their lives. The estimated cost of this problem is over $50 billion per year. Low back pain often comes on suddenly and for no apparent reason. Dr. Frazetta has been helping patients with back pain for over 20 years. Many of those people had debilitating pain and could not get help elsewhere and chose chiropractic as a last resort.
Common causes of low back pain are physical stress and/or trauma, chemical stress and even emotional stress. These stressors can lead to a mechanical disturbance called a subluxation (a spinal bone which loses it’s normal position and motion leading to nerve irritation.) The subluxation leads to stiffness, inflammation, muscle tension/spasm and nerve irritation. Many times a subluxation is incorrectly diagnosed as a sprain or strain because of the muscular pain associated with it. Muscle spasms in the spine are typically a protective mechanism protecting the more vital underlying problem. Long-term subluxation is typified by intermittent painful episodes, and can lead to disc herniations and degenerative arthritis because of progressive wear and tear from abnormal spinal mechanics. Unfortunately, low back pain is commonly addressed from a symptomatic approach (muscle relaxers, pain killers, massage, traction, ultrasound, corticosteroid injections, etc.) rather than addressing the cause by correcting the biomechanical disturbance and making lifestyle modifications.
Chiropractic and Low Back Pain
Even antagonists of chiropractic agree that chiropractic is the choice for low back pain. In 1994, after reviewing a wealth of large scale studies, the federal government made a definitive pronouncement that chiropractic is one of the preferred and most effective treatments for acute adult low back pain. Controlled, scientific studies conducted by medical physicians comparing chiropractic with medical care, physical therapy, and non-surgical therapy for the back show that doctors of chiropractic relieve chronic and severe pain, both immediate and long term, in one half the time it takes medical physicians. Chiropractic aims to address the cause of low back pain rather than just suppress symptoms.
We would love the opportunity to help you with your back pain. When you come in for your first appointment you will have a consultation and exam with Dr. Frazetta, that is specifically designed to uncover the cause of your problem. If we can help we will recommend the most conservative and effective care for your unique situation.
So contact us today to schedule your first visit. You will be glad you did.
Here’s what some of our patients are saying
For the past 15 years I have had pain in my low back , hips and neck…After seeing her (physical therapist) for quite some time, she suggested I see a chiropractor….At first I thought I must have come on a really “good day”, everyone in the office was so friendly and caring, but I soon realized that it was like that every time I was there…My low back and hips are better than they have been in 15 years…Having regular adjustments has made such a difference for me…I can’t imagine not going. – Nancy O.
As I entered Dr. Frazetta’s office this past fall, I was feeling depressed…I was desperately in need of pain relief in my legs and lower back caused by severe arthritis in my lower spine…I had been to physical therapy for several months and that didn’t work…was treated with shots in my back and given muscle relaxants for the spasms, in addition to a prescription drug for pain. A close friend of my family suggested I see Dr. Frazetta. The first time Dr. Frazetta adjusted my lower back, I noticed a change…immediate relief…over time this has become a permanent relief. I can now sleep through the night…I have my life back. – Elaine N.
After suffering from back pain for many years and having gone through 3 back surgeries, I found no relief…A friend told me about Dr. Frazetta and the good results she experienced with him…The difference has been amazing…I feel so much better, thanks to Dr. Frazetta. – Carol C.