Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2010
People who suffer from back pain, nerve pain, pinched nerve, herniated disc, sciatica or leg pain can now breathe a sigh of relief. Doctors, scientists and engineers have designed non-surgical treatments that use modern technological advances in computers and medical engineering. As a result, many patients can now avoid back surgery.
Dr. John Falkenroth, D.C. of Back Pain & Sciatica Clinic says “These treatments are perhaps the greatest weapons ever invented against back pain, pinched nerve, herniated disc, sciatica and leg pain.” About 80 % of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime.
Many debilitating back pain are complicated by a herniated disc that causes nerve pain down the buttocks, thighs, legs or foot. This condition is called sciatica. If the pinched nerve is not corrected, the patient may develop weakness of the leg muscles making it hard to walk especially up stairs.
The spinal discs rely on the proper movement of the joints in the back to get nutrients and hydration in and get waste products out. When the back joints are not moving properly, the discs start to fill up with toxic waste. Plus, the lack of fluids and nutrients make the discs severely dehydrated and malnourished.
The dehydration, malnutrition and build up of toxins will cause cracks in the disc. Over time, these cracks will get bigger and bigger. When this happens the jelly-like material in the middle of the disc will seep through the cracks. This is how a herniated disc develops. If the herniated disc pinches the sciatic nerve, the nerve pain can result in sciatica or leg pain.
According to Mayo Clinic, “Being tall increases your risk of disk herniation. Men taller than 5 feet 11 inches and women taller than 5 feet 7 inches appear to have a greater risk of a herniated disk.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans are about one inch taller today than they were in 1960. When back pain gets complicated by a herniated disc, sciatica and leg pain are usually also present.
Signs of a back problem include back pain, neck pain, numbness and tingling, muscle weakness, muscle spasm, decreased flexibility, grinding sound with movement and leg pain. Anyone experiencing any of these should consult a back pain specialist immediately to prevent the problem from getting worse and to avoid complications. Also, early treatment can minimize the cost to fix it.
Here are tips from Dr. Falkenroth on how to avoid debilitating back pain in the first place. Don’t smoke. Smoking dehydrates your discs and increases your risk for a herniated disc. Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, your extra weight causes extra stress on the discs in your lower back. Choose a job that does not require long periods of sitting or long periods of standing in one position. Also, be careful during the first 2 hours of your work shift. This is when you are most likely to hurt your back.
To fight back pain and sciatica, Dr. Falkenroth employs computerized spinal joint analysis and treatment that are very comfortable for patients. One treatment uses a high-tech piezoelectric sensor that detects areas in the patient’s back with abnormal joint motion. It then oscillates up to 12 impulses per second to gently free up the stuck spinal joint.
Another treatment for lower back pain, sciatica, pinched nerve and herniated disc uses a computer-guided gentle traction of the spine that targets a specific herniated disc. This treatment is so comfortable that most patients take a relaxing nap during treatment. Because these high-tech treatments are so easy on the patients and deliver outstanding results, they are becoming increasingly popular among patients who suffer from back pain, herniated disc, sciatica, leg pain, nerve pain or pinched nerve.
Patients that use these treatments love the results. According to one patient, “I went to see five other doctors before finding Dr. Falkenroth, all with some results, but not with results that Dr. Falkenroth has given me. I am very happy that I found him when I did. He’s very very good at what he does.” Some patients even drive over 5 hours one way to receive these treatments.
For more information on these breakthrough treatments, go to http://www.repairmyback.com. Santa Cruz county residents who want to find out if they might benefit from these treatments can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Falkenroth by simply calling his office at (831) 475-8600.
About Dr. John Falkenroth, D.C.:
Dr. John Falkenroth, D.C. has been in practice in Santa Cruz County for 11 years. He is the clinic director of Back Pain & Sciatica Clinic. He has treated over 2,000 patients with back pain, sciatica, herniated disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, nerve pain, pinched nerve, neck pain and whiplash. His dedication to deliver excellent results has earned him a loyal following of very satisfied patients. Thanks to Dr. Falkenroth, many of these patients have been able to avoid back surgery.
Dr. John Falkenroth, D.C.