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DRS Protocol™ Blog
Oct 22 2018

Back pain seems to be a modern epidemic. It's been proven that more than 80% of Americans either have, or at some point in their life, will experience severe lower back pain.  For many, it will occur many times during their lifetime. Acute low back pain is most often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back, which can result in muscle spasms or a strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments. You will usually first feel back pain just after you lift a heavy object, move suddenly, sit in one position for a long time, or have an injury or accident.

Causes of sudden lower back pain include:

  • Compression fractures to the spine from osteoporosis
  • Cancer involving the spine
  • Fracture of the spinal cord
  • Muscle spasm (very tense muscles)
  • Ruptured or herniated disk
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spine curvatures (like scoliosis or kyphosis), which may be inherited and seen in children or teens
  • Strain or tears to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back 
  • An abdominal aortic aneurysm that is leaking
  • Arthritis conditions, such as osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infection of the spine (osteomyelitis, diskitis, abscess)
  • Kidney infection or kidney stones
  • Problems related to pregnancy
  • Medical conditions that affect the female reproductive organs, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, or uterine fibroids
  • Pain around the back of your pelvis, or sacroiliac (SI) joint.

If you don't know what is causing your low back pain, find a chiropractor that will get to the root of the problem so that the appropriate treatment can be prescribed.  Often, patients will report that they are feeling better within one week after starting chiropractic treatment, which may include spinal decompression therapy. After another 4 to 6 weeks, the back pain may be completely gone.

Our chiropractic doctors treat qualified patients with the DRS Protocol™, a non-surgical spinal decompression therapy to relieve back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. We invite you to call our offices of McKim Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve their optimum level of health wholeness!