It’s no coincidence that many people make their first appointment with a chiropractor because of lower back pain. Roughly 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time, and it’s the leading cause of disability worldwide. At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, Dr. Arash Noor partners with his patients to help them overcome back pain and prevent its recurrence.
Like neck pain, back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder. Your back is a complex structure made up of bones, discs, joints, ligaments, muscles, and other tissues. Strained muscles, stressed joints, ruptured, herniated, or bulging discs, and sprained ligaments are common causes of back pain. Poor posture, chronic anxiety or psychological stress, arthritis, and obesity can also cause — or exacerbate — back pain. Other reasons for back pain include osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney infections, and blood clots.
Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down one or both legs, and typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing. The term sciatica is used because the condition involves the sciatic nerve, a spinal nerve in your lower back. Sciatica happens when a misaligned vertebra or something else impinges on your sciatic nerve.
The discs between the spinal bones of your lower back are often involved in sciatica. Trauma can cause one or more of these discs to bulge. This crowds nearby nerves, causing irritation and inflammation until even minor movements, like coughing and sneezing, trigger pain. If neglected, the nerve irritation may extend down one or both legs along the sciatic nerves. Although this pain — which can become long-term or permanent if left untreated — appears in your leg, it usually originates in your lower back.
Pills or muscle relaxers can’t correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc, but there’s still hope. Improving joint motion in the lower back with a program of chiropractic adjustments and exercise, along with changes in posture, has had positive results for many people. Chiropractic care has been proven to reduce pain and advance physical therapy efforts, and it doesn’t require bed rest or some other form of passive recovery.
"Dr. Noor is very knowledgable and compassionate. He makes you comfortable and at ease from the minute you step into his office to when you leave."
"Clean and modern office, within a couple sessions I could feel my lower back feeling better. They were flexible with my time and Dr. Noor has great bedside manner."
"Dr. Noor is absolutely amazing! He's fixed the numbness that had been going on for months."
"I have been to many chiropractors, however no one beats how Dr.Noor treats his patients. If you are in pain make sure you give this place a visit."
"Dr Noor is an exceptionally talented chiropractor. He really takes care of you from head to toe. He communicates clearly and makes you feel welcomed in his office. "