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Back Pain Relief in Chesapeake, VA

Our Chesapeake and Virginia Beach area patients come to our practice looking for help with their low back pain. Low back pain is one of the most common problems people have. About 60 – 80% of the adult U.S. population has low back pain, and it is the second most common reason people go to the doctor.

Low back problems affect your spine’s flexibility, stability, and strength, which can cause you pain, discomfort, and stiffness. Here are some facts you should know about back pain:

  • Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old.
  • Each year 13 million people go to the doctor for chronic back pain.
  • Back Pain leaves about 2.4 million Americans chronically disabled per year.
  • Back Pain leaves 2.4 million temporarily disabled per year.
  • The estimated cost per year for low back pain is over $100 billion.

backpainAs with many health problems, there are two approaches to treat low back pain.

Standard Medical Approach

The standard medical approach varies depending on the severity of the back pain: muscle relaxers, painkillers, cortisone injections, steroids, rest and physical therapy. If the problem doesn’t improve or worsens then surgery is often recommended. Here are some facts you should know about the standard medical approach:

  • Of the nearly 300,000 back surgeries performed each year, 20-40% fail.
  • Studies have revealed that spinal surgery is no better than less invasive care.
  • Within five years, the surgical population is in just as much pain as thenon-surgical population with low back pain.

The problem with the traditional medical approach is that it is designed to treat the pain itself, not the cause of the pain. Trying to treat the symptoms and not the actual cause of the problem can be ineffective, not a long term solution and medications have many side effects and surgery carries many infection risks and studies show it still doesn’t solve the problem much of the time.

The NUCCA Approach

The NUCCA approach to low back pain is to identify the cause. Low back pain is often
caused by a structural imbalance in the spine that creates stress and tension in the joint complex of the
low back vertebra, the hips, and the SI joint. This can cause soft tissue inflammation and problems with
muscles, nerves, ligaments and discs in the low back region. Since the nerves in the low back region also
radiate down the legs, sciatica can also become a factor with acute or chronic low back pain. Here are facts that you need to know about a NUCCA spinal correction:

  • Your treatment is calculated based on unique x-ray and exam findings
  • Your treatment is gentle and safe
  • Your treatment requires no invasive procedures nor snapping, twisting or popping of the spine
  • The NUCCA approach gently restores balance to the spine and thus deals with the root cause of low back pain rather than trying to just mask the symptoms

NUCCA care is so effective in treating low back pain because it focuses on the cause and each patient’s correction formula is unique, no cookie cutter approaches are used. If you are looking for this individualized treatment for your low back pain please contact us! We specialize in the NUUCA technique which addresses finding the cause of your pain. So if you have back pain, headaches, neck pain, leg pain, etc. please call us to get your consultation today.

Precision Spinal Care is your wellness treatment center for you and your family in the Chesapeake and Virgina Beach area!

Precision Spinal Care

1305 Executive Blvd, Ste 170
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 382-5555