We have been providing treatment for low back pain in San Francisco since 1992.
If you are experiencing low back pain or low back pain and sciatica, and the pain does not seem to want to go away no matter what you do, you may have a herniated disc in the lumbar spine.
Typically, low back pain will resolve on it’s own after a few days or with the help of chiropractic adjustments or massage anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Other times it takes a little longer.
If your back pain comes and goes or persists for over 90 days you may have chronic low back pain. The #1 predisposing factor to chronic low back pain is previous back pain.
Chronic back pain is very common. The back pain persists either because the lifestyle choices or stresses that are contributing to the problem persists or the actual underlying physical cause has not been treated properly. Often times, the latter is a herniated or bulging lumbar disc.
It is very possible that you may have a herniated disc in your low back that could become worse over time. This is something that you want to address ASAP. The gold standard as far as a diagnostic test for a herniated disc is an MRI.
So, if you have low back pain or low back pain and sciatica or even just sciatica with no low back pain…and it wont go away, this should be your next step. Your medical doctor or chiropractor can order one for you. If you do have a herniated disc it’s not the end of the world. In fact, at this point you should consider nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000.
To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression in San Francisco or to see if you need an MRI, please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.