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Lower Back Problem vs. a Low Back Pain there is a difference

Posted: January 5, 2015
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

Are you experiencing pain in the lower back? This is not the same as problem in the lower back. We tend to confuse the pain for a problem. When you visit a doctor with a complain regarding low back pain, it doesn’t help much either because they hand you in pain-killers or anti-inflammatory drugs without a through examination.

You may wonder then what is the difference? The pain is a symptom that you are experiencing and not the actual cause behind the problem. When you visit the physician, the doctor should do a through examination of your lower back to determine the problem that is causing the pain. The doctor should narrow down the problem to whether it is a muscle sprain or a disc problem largely. Then go on to further examine the movement of spinal joints; are they fluid and move around freely?

Did the physician apply pressure and poke around on various tissues to examine for tenderness or swelling within the tissue? Did you have your x-rays taken to see the alignment of individual vertebra within your spine? Were you examined in this way? More importantly did the physician discuss the results of those examinations with you?

The physical examination of the spine and x-rays help to pinpoint the source and reason behind the low back pain. It is not enough to treat the pain as a one time occurrence and leave it at that. Unfortunately this happens to many patients where they think pain is the problem and that covering pain will cure the actual problem behind that pain.

Our clinic is different. At Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Birk will physically examine your spine and order imaging tests to determine the cause and accordingly provide you with an individual treatment plan that works best for you. Not only this, Dr. Birk will also educate you and clear your misunderstandings so that you can make better decisions and take charge of your health!

You have tried pain-killers, but does your back pain still persists? Given that taking pills for extended periods of time can lead to un-warranted side effects such as stomach bleeding, why not take an alternative approach to your health? We live in a modern world where we are conditioned as to believe that pills are the only source of regaining health and longevity. Many patients are mis-informed. Have you ever posed questions to your doctor to understand your treatment plan?  More importantly does their approach align with your philosophy and preferences?

If you are experiencing Low Back Pain and want to know the best approaches for tackling this concern, you need to schedule an appointment with us today. At Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Birk provides a free consultation at no charge. Call 905-264-9355  and take charge of your health today!