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Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Specialist

Throughout the course of your day, you put more unnecessary burdens on your low back than any other part of your body – so it should come as no surprise that about 80% of the world’s population reports lower back pain at some point in their life. 80%! And the reasons are as simple as a cheap desk chair at work, a “George Costanza wallet” in your back pocket, or your form at the gym; in other words, everyday things we disregard.

 “Your low back and pelvis are the foundation of the spine. They are the biggest and strongest bones in your spine, and that’s not by accident. Gravity, your body weight, your posture,” says Dr. David Adler. “All those things just crash down onto your low back, leading to that lower back pain and discomfort.”

The answer shouldn’t be pain-relieving pills that make you forget the pain for a few hours. In fact, you may have seen in the news the recent opioid epidemic the United States is facing. The medical community and federal government are seeking answers on how to treat their patients without these drugs. The answer they seek is chiropractic care, and correcting the mis-alignments and subluxations causing that lower back pain.

Occasional lower back pain might seem like a nuisance rather than a serious problem, but this pain can become much more severe without treatment. Over time, you might have trouble sitting, standing, and lying down without considerable lower back pain. Before that happens, make your appointment at Adler Comprehensive Chiropractic.

Dr. Adler is currently accepting low back pain patients from Roswell, Cumming, Johns Creek, Norcross, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Alpharetta, and North Fulton County, Georgia.

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Q & A

by David N. Adler, DC

Before we can answer any questions, there are some terms you need to know. Dr. Adler specializes in the detection and correction of the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex.” Vertebral subluxation is a condition where spinal vertebrae are not in the correct alignment and create changes in the ability of the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body clearly both from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. This causes a less than optimal function and adaptability of the body.

Your spine serves as the central area of your body that your nerves travel through to deliver messages. When you have a problem with the way your spine is aligned, this disrupts these messages, resulting in pain and irritation in certain parts of your body. Medication only relieves your symptoms temporarily, but it doesn’t correct spinal problems, which means you’ll keep experiencing pain.

Although he provides care for several conditions that cause ongoing pain and stiffness, his treatments go beyond simply treating or managing symptoms. Instead, these chiropractic treatments directly address the underlying source that’s causing these symptoms, leading to long-lasting relief and a reduced risk of having them return.

Dr. Adler offers chiropractic care that includes individualized treatment based on each patient’s needs. In fact, his chiropractic adjustments that take full advantage of your body’s ability to heal itself when it’s properly aligned.

What kinds of conditions does chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic care can ease pain and promote recovery and healing for many conditions. Some common types of conditions that Dr. Adler sees patients for include:

  • Spinal disc problems, such as a herniated disc or bulging disc
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries, such as tennis elbow and muscle sprains and strains
  • Repetitive stress injuries from overuse, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Discomfort associated with pregnancy, such as back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pain in the extremities

The exact treatments you’ll go through will depend on the cause of your pain. In general, Dr. Adler performs chiropractic adjustments that are designed to properly align your spine. The number of treatment sessions you’ll need to vary based on how your body is healing and other factors, such as how severe your injury or condition is.

Keep in mind that Dr. Adler makes adjustments to your treatment plan as you go through the healing process and your body improves.