Postsurgical Neuropathic Pain
Lower Back Pain affects an average of 17.4 million adults per year in the United States, and it affects athletes of all sports at one point or another. Of those 17.4 million adults with Lower Back Pain, 5.7 million will experience pain the following year and 3.5 million will experience will experience a substantial decrease in mobility according to John Markman, MD in preparation for a report on Chronic Neuropathic Low Back Pain to the University of Rochester (immpact.org, 2009). Additionally, the US National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health reported that “large epidemiological studies show that 20% to 35% of patients with back pain suffer from a neuropathic pain component” (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, 2009). Lumbago and Sciatic pain are the most common neuropathic pain conditions that affect the lower back. Fortunately, Lower Back Pain, can be treated at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo using a specialized Calmare device that is designed for peripheral neuropathy.
If you are continually suffering from lower back pain, you may be experiencing nerve damage to the lumbago or sciatic area. Once the pain begins, your first priority should be to schedule an evaluation with a San Luis Obispo chiropractor who understands and specializes in nerve damage. The number to call is (805) 936-0450. At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we treat many conditions, and there is no reason for your pain to continue after being treated regularly. Our non-invasive approach to pain relief and injury recovery has proved to have very successful results.
How Does Chronic Conditions Chiropractic Assess Lower Back Pain?
Assessing a patient with lower back pain may require an X-Ray, an MRI, and a physical examination by a chiropractor. Assessing the pain is actually one of most difficult things to do for doctors because it’s about communication, and establishing a dialogue about pain between the patient and doctor can be challenging based on the amount of information to obtain in a short amount of time. For instance, a typical assessment will begin with consulting your health history. Doctors will want to know if the pain is intermittent or constant, the kind of pain (e.g., stabbing, burning), pain triggers, when pain is more likely to occur during the day, and how much pain you are in on a scale of 0-10. After establishing a dialogue of your situation and understanding the extent of your pain, doctors will inquire about previous treatments and any medications you are taking. Some doctors may ask you to keep a journal of the pain that details when you have pain and the types of pain that occur. This will help them better understand the patterns of your condition. A good assessment will help doctors understand what type of treatment will best suit you to relieve the amount of stress you have.
Don’t let your Lower Back Pain prevent you from participating in life! Chronic Conditions Chiropractic can help. Call (805) 936-0450 to make an appointment today.