Low Back Pain
Chiropractic care is a natural, safe, and
effective treatment for the relief of low back pain.
Dr. Norris uses a state-of-the-art approach
to correcting spinal misalignments,
gently and effectively getting you better results in less time.
You may be thinking "what is causing my low back pain?'
Low back pain can be debilitating and significantly affect the quality of your life. Low back pain is very common, with over 80% of Americans experiencing it at some point in their lives and it is also the top reason for worker compensation and disability claims.
Finding long-lasting low back pain relief can oftentimes prove difficult. Many people feel like they have tried everything out there and have felt like there is no hope of feeling better and enjoying the activities they once loved. However, after working with Dr. Norris and getting the root cause of the problem corrected they have found they too, can live the active lifestyle they desire with minimal or zero limitations.
Whether you've had low back for a few weeks or a few decades, Dr. Norris can help you with his expert low back pain treatment aided by advanced diagnostic testing to find the root cause of the problem while utilizing his gentle approach to correct the problem at the source. If he finds that he can't correct the problem himself, he'll work with you to find the best solution for your condition.
Dr. Norris' approach focuses on removing neurological interference caused by spinal misalignments, therefore, optimizing your healing potential. The benefits of his approach are not limited to pain relief, but oftentimes patients notice they sleep better, have more energy, better focus, and more enthusiasm for their favorite activities again!
Causes of Low Back Pain
Many people think about lifting injuries or disc bulging and herniations when it comes to low back pain. Dr. Norris finds that the majority of people who come into Koru with low back pain have not had any recent traumatic accidents, and most don't even have a history of trauma.
So why do so many people suffer from low back pain then? What Dr. Norris finds is that many people are suffering from low back pain, stiffness, and even hip, knee, and ankle pains come from "micro-traumas."
Micro-traumas are everyday activities such as sitting at a desk or driving for long periods of time, carrying a heavy briefcase or handbag on the same shoulder day after day, or very commonly extensive cell-phone usage leading to postural distortions of the spine that put an extreme load or stress on the low back, so of course, it eventually starts to hurt. Every patient has their own story and unique issues, but the common underlying factor Dr. Norris most often finds is Text Neck and Forward Head Posture.
Text Neck AKA Tech Neck
The technical term is Loss of Cervical Lordosis but it is often called Military Neck, Cervical Kyphosis, Text Neck, or Tech Neck. Loss of cervical lordosis used it to be known to be primarily caused by whiplash injuries but is now know for chronic cell phone, videogame or computer use, hence the term 'text' or 'tech' neck.
Dr. Norris is always amazed to see the generational differences in people's spines, those that grew up with 'technology' and those who didn't. In fact, Dr. Norris, unfortunately, finds that most people younger than generation X have partial if not full loss of cervical curve, and in most cases no history of trauma. Many however are experience dull achy low back pain.
Tech Neck can lead to a lifetime of spinal health problems. Starting with poor posture, but eventually leading to stiff and tender muscles, muscle spasms, spinal pain, numbness and tingling, sciatica, tension headaches, migraines, and much more as it starts to negatively impact the autonomic nervous system, which controls all the organ systems in your body. Dr. Norris evaluates your Autonomic Nervous System function on your initial visit and before every gentle adjustment. This neurologically-based approach makes him very different than most other Chiropractors, and because of that, he often gets results where others have come short.
Low Back Pain Treatment
There are many reliable forms of low back pain treatment and most of our patients have tried just about everything before they find us. This is unfortunate because most healthcare practitioners just chase the pain, which is what makes Dr. Norris different. Not that he doesn't care about how you feel and that you are feeling progressively better under his care, but what he finds is that if you correct the root cause of the problem at the source then all the other conditions start to resolve themselves. This is because above all else, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself, especially under the right conditions. This oftentimes means your low back doesn't need adjusting, even though you are experiencing pain there, the problem is higher up in the spine.
Add Dr. Norris's advanced approach to spinal care to that innate healing potential and we've got a recipe for success! Dr. Norris finds that once starting with a patient is is only a matter of TIME before that start doing the activities they love and living their happiest, healthiest, best lives!
Dr. Norris is certified in the two most advanced techniques in Chiropractic as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He uses this unique background to provide a combination of gentle adjustments, spinal strengthening and stabilizing exercises, spinal stretches and mobilizations, and more.
Let us help you make your need for low back pain relief a thing of the past!