Kennewick WA Chiropractor, Dr. Eric Kurtz, Helps Locals Suffering With Low Back Pain
9/15/2012 06:13 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
The Columbia Basin Spinal Rehabilitation Institute and Kennewick chiropractor, Dr. Eric Kurtz, D. C., are pleased to announce a number of safe and gentle techniques that can be applied for patients who are experiencing lumbar pain. Chiropractic methods are effective and do not rely on pharmaceuticals or on surgery in order to succeed.
Understanding the cause or causes of low back pain is the crucial first step. Patients are provided with a thorough physical examination, a detailed patient history, and necessary imaging studies in order to determine precisely where the pain is originating from. Often, the area of interest is an injury, posture problem or physical abnormality that causes the spinal vertebrae to move slightly out of alignment.
Even a minor shift can create undue pressure on the intervertebral discs. These gelatinous cushions protect the bones from pressing on each other. When pressure is exerted on one side or the other, due to the misalignment, the disc will bulge into the surrounding tissue. Nerves and muscles can be affected.
When the misalignment, known as a subluxation, is not corrected, long-term damage results. This may manifest as immobility, weakness, and pain. The work of the chiropractor is to reverse the compression that is on the disc. Decompression therapy creates a gentle vacuum that acts on the bulge in the disc so that the fluid center is drawn back into a correct position.
Once the pressure on surrounding tissue is relieved, the body begins a self-healing process. Nutrients are drawn into the area of the damage and the cells repair themselves.
Learn more about the how decompression therapy is applied in order to alleviate low back pain by clicking on the web pages at http://www.painrelief-now.com today. Members of the press and others who have unanswered questions about the information included within this press release are encouraged to contact Dr. Kurtz at the location specified below.