BACK PAIN

The Research Agrees

What Our Patients Have To Say

“After 12 years in the Marine Corps and also being a Firefighter I had some serious back problems and also headaches! I treated my body like a roller coaster! The only thing I ever did was to take Motrin 800’s to make the pain go away. After a while it was just like popping candy and I needed something different! So, I tried Turo Family Chiropractic. I have been going to Dr Dan for a little over a year now and my back feels better than ever. I wake up every morning pain free!!! I have been able to start doing things that I love again. They treat you like family at Turo and will go out of the way to make sure you are feeling better!!! I would recommend them 1000 times out of 1000!!!!” – Jarod

“I’ve been a labor worker for 40 years and always an athlete. I used to play basketball, flag football, be and avid hunt, run marathons. I twisted a muscle 20 years ago at my job and my back has been down hill since then. I’ve been to doctor after doctor and referred to surgeon after surgeon. I’ve had every scan and test you can imagine. Physical therapy didn’t work, surgeons told me my case was the worst they had seen and couldn’t do much, if anything. I was told my last resort was to do a rhizotomy procedure to cut the pain nerve in my spine that sends pain signals to my brain. Dr. Dan gave me hope that I could get my quality of back even if I couldn’t return to work. I was never a believer before in holistic medicine only because I didn’t know much about it. Dr. Dan uses state of the art equipment in his office that really helped me understand my injuries and body. He spent 2 hours with me, my wife, and my daughter learning about my medical history as well as my personal life. At my lowest Dr Dan helped me. After one adjustment I was able to move in ways I haven’t been able to in years and the proof was in the after scan. My pain level went from a 9 down to a 3 after my first adjustment! I will recommend Dr Dan a million times over to family and friends. I will not be going forward with any invasive back procedures. From now on I will turn to Dr Dan to naturally help my body heal. The best thing I’ve done so far on this journey of healing was meet Dr Dan!” – Brian

Back Pain is the Most Common Reason that People First Seek Care

Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.

(1) There are countless causes of low back pain ranging from the benign act of sitting to the serious emergency event of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Although we cannot address all the causes of back pain on this page, chiropractors are well trained in ruling out emergency intervention situations and addressing the primary cause of most back pain, which is a spinal subluxation.

Pain itself is a very in-depth and well researched subject. One of the most simple concepts of pain is understood through the nerve messages known as proprioception and nociception.

Proprioception is the nerve message that communicates with the brain regarding the motion and alignment of all your joints. This is why you can close your eyes and you still know exactly where your hands and feet are regardless of their position in space.

Exactly the opposite of proprioception is nociception. When a joint loses proper alignment or motion, the signal of nociception is communicated to the brain to let the body know of this dysfunction. The nociception message itself is unconscious and not pain, but there is a threshold in the brain, like a bucket filling with water. Once the brain experiences a certain threshold of nociception, then it will become consciously aware of a problem and perceive pain.

This is why people can have spinal subluxations for years without experiencing any pain, then one day they bend over to tie their shoe or pick up an empty laundry basket and their back “goes out” crippling them with back pain. The spinal subuxation was there for years, but your body just reached the threshold.

Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper alignment and motion of spinal joints, which improve proprioceptive messages to the brain and inhibit nociceptive messages, which will decrease pain.

 

  1. Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.

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