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Dr. Pelton Treats Causes

Related To The Following:

√  Job Related Stress / Accidents

√  Automobile Accidents

√  Repetitive Movement —

    TMJ & Carpel Tunnel

√  Sprains & Strains

√  Scoliosis / Congenital Disorders

√  Excessive Weight

√  Low, Mid & Upper Back Pain

√  Stress Management

√  Neck Pain & Whiplash

√  Disc Pain & Sciatica

√  Hip, Leg, Joint Pain

√  Muscle Strain & Sprain

√  Knee, Foot, Ankle Pain

√  Shoulder & Bursitis Pain

√  Hand & Foot Numbness

√  Headaches

√  Joint Stiffness

√  and many others

There are many causes of spinal distress.  Some are short term regimens and others are permanant and require on-going management.

Types of Spinal Distress

The good news is, most back pain episodes will heal with time: approximately half of those who suffer will feel relief from low back pain within a couple of weeks, and approximately 90% within a three month period, regardless of the treatment.

Most acute back pain episodes are due to a muscular strain.  And since muscles have a good blood supply to allow the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place, these episodes will usually resolve with time.

For patients with low back pain lasting longer than three months, or for patients with mostly leg pain, a more focused and definable problem causing the pain should be explored.

The followoing are the most common causes of low back pain and leg pain:

In younger adults (20-60 year olds) the disc is likely to be the pain generator and conditions may include:

•  Degenerative disc disease

•  Lumbar disc herniation

•  Isthmic spondylolisthesis

In adults over 60, the source of back pain or leg pain is more likely to be the facet joints or osteoarthritis, and back conditions may include:

•  Cervical Facet joint osteoarthritis

•  Degenerative spondylolisthesis

Neck Pain from Cervical Spine Conditions

Generally, neck pain is less common than lower back pain. However, there are several cervical spine conditions that may cause neck pain, arm pain, and other symptoms, including:

•  Foraminal stenosis

•  Stenosis with myelopathy

•  Cervical Facet osteoarthritis

•  Cervical degenerative disc disease