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X-ray Analysis Low Back Before Treatment | Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

David had seen a chiropractor before for his 10+ years of back pain.  No results and frustrated.  Approaching retirement, he did not want to have surgery or live on medications.

David tells his story (short video).

We approached David’s problem in a different way: we started with an x-ray.

These are the steps how David is now pain-free.

Start with understanding a normal low back/lumbar x-ray:

The image has a normal curve and spinal disc space (I’m pointing too).  This keeps the spinal joints moving, the spinal disc healthy.  Then the spine can recovery from injury easily.

David’s x-ray BEFORE treatment:

The disc space is narrowed (I’m pointing to).  This is due to the spine losing motion, then the disc will narrow to pinch the nerve.  Then constant pain can occur.

David started treatment: chiropractic adjustments, icing, stretching.  After 10+ years of constant back pain and few months of our treatment, David is pain-free without surgeries or medications.

Looking for back and neck pain relief through a chiropractor can be your answer.  Getting an x-ray analysis BEFORE and AFTER treatment can help improve your chances to be as happy as David.

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X-ray Analysis to Fix her Neck, Pain Relief -Sarah. By Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

Amy was upset, and frustrated.

Her daughter Sarah was going through her medical doctor, then foot doctor and physical therapy.

And still her legs, back and feet hurt for months. No results.

Being in junior high school is tough enough on a child’s self-esteem and confidence without having pain to make it worse.

Amy brought her daughter to our office for  a second opinion, after we explained we might approach Sarah’s problem from a different perspective.

The exam and x-ray analysis showed Sarah’s pain maybe coming from her overall posture and abnormal spine.

Here is a normal neck spine:

A normal curve, normal spacing between the vertebrae, and normal first bone angling about 25 degree to horizontal.  This allows the spine to bend and flex without causing pain, and keeps the body in good posture⤵

In Sarah‘s first x-ray, you can see how her neck is straighter than normal. This wants to lock the neck in the forward head posture and keep the body hunched forward⤵

This alarmed Sarah‘s parents, so we started a regiment of treatment: chiropractic adjustments, stretches and strength exercises.

After about 2 1/2 months of treatment, here is Sarah’s new x-ray

This xray is more curved, and the head is sitting more over the shoulders.  This straightens the back to promote better posture.

And now Sarah can run without feet, knee or back pain. And maintaining the exercises keeps her body strong and healthy.

In the end, the before and after x-rays objectively shows that Sarah has improved and can stay this way.

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Neck and Back Pain Relief -Tommy’s Musical Visit

Tommy was anxious seeing a chiropractor when we first saw him several years ago.  He had neck and back pain not being helped with medicine or medical care.

After understanding how his pain was coming from the spine from our x-ray analysis, Tommy felt confident and relaxed that the adjustment would help reduce his pain.

Recently Tommy had an injury/trauma that needed physical therapy treatment. Overtime this can lock up the spine.

By Tommy coming in for adjustments now, he can fully recovery from his physical injury without causing secondary spinal scar tissue/arthritis.

And watch the video how this happens and Tommy’s “James Brown” personality.⬆️⬆️

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Why X-ray? Benefits for Neck Back Pain Relief and Recovery by Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor near me

X-rays allow you see the spine.  This can detect arthritis, alignment issues and disc injuries that can cause medical conditions and neuropathy. By knowing this before getting any type of treatment gives you the best chance of recovery.

Let’s walk through a normal x-ray first to help you understand:

This x-ray has a normal curve/alignment, normal disc spacing and nice smooth curve.

Scott came into our office with leg pain that what affect all parts of his life.  This was his first x-ray: This x-ray shows the tail bone shift back behind the spine.  This can pinch the nerve causing leg pain.

Over a period of a couple months of treatment (adjustments, ultrasound, exercises) Scott’s pain reduced and his was able to move and work better. Here is his results: See the improved curve where the tail bone alignment with the L5 vertebrae is normal.  Thus, the reason for Scott’s neuropathy has been fixed.

Result: the new x-rays show the degree of healing knowing the cause of Scott’s symptoms has improved.  Then recovery can by permanent.

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Fix Back, Neck and Nerve Pain thru X-ray Analysis: Pre and Post Treatment to Reduce Nerve Pain

Knowing what you need to fix on your spinal x-rays gives you the best recovery for back and nerve pain.

Then a post x-ray can show you what changed to reduce the risk of re-injury.

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How Oscar’s X-ray Analysis helped his Neck Pain/Sport Injury Recovery

Oscar’s x-ray analysis helps explained how Chiropractic was successful in his recovery and preventing future re-injuries as he continues to play soccer.  Oscar has played soccer since 4 years old and is how 17.  He plays his high school team and a club team.   If you have watched boys soccer after the age of 10-12, it becomes very physical.  This can lead to injuries needing surgery.  Soccer is the #2 number of concussions per year.

Oscar tells his story in this post/video. 

Oscar had been suffering neck pain for months.  His father brought him in for an exam and understood the use of x-rays to analyze his injury.  Here is Oscar’s first neck x-ray:

And here is a normal neck x-ray:

In comparison, Oscar x-ray is straight instead of normally curved.  The straightening can stop normal spinal motion that will cause the spinal discs between the bones to thin.  Normal spinal motion keeps the pressure off the nerves, and allows the neck to feel healthy.  No motion can lead to degeneration of the disc and pinching of the nerves as in Oscar’s case.

Here is an image of how the disc can pinch a nerve to cause pain and other conditions:

Oscar’s father was happy to understand how his son can recover without drugs and continue to play soccer.  Oscar had eight weeks of treatment that included chiropractic adjustments, stretching and strengthening exercises.  Beyond feeling 100%, here is Oscar’s new neck x-ray:

Now the spine is start having a normal curve, by having the Forward Head Posture reduce from 41mm to 28mm.  This allows normal motion of the neck allowing reduced nerve pain and less chance of re-injury.

Sport injuries can feel better quickly.  When injuries continue to reoccur or do not leave, getting an x-ray analysis like Oscar can allow full recovery through proper treatment.  Then your spine and health can get to 100% again.

Oscar tells his story in this post/video. 

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Back and Nerve Pain-Carlos’ Recovery Explained

Carlos had back pain and sciatica (nerve symptoms down his leg) from years of hard work.  He was referred to our office because although he wanted to work, but could not because of the pain.  Carlos’s story is linked at the bottom of this post.

Carlos’ x-ray analysis is WHY is better.  This is his first x-ray:

As you can see, the disc spacing between the vertebrae are even except the bottom disc space.  Because of the load on his back from work, Carlos had minor pain that eventually locked up this location (L5-S1 spinal joint).  This causes less circulation of fluid to the disc leading due to the narrowing of the space.  The result is a narrowed canal for the nerve to travel through causing low back and traveling nerve pain down the leg.

Carlos’ treatment goal was to increase spinal motion through adjustments, therapy and exercise.  This helped circulation to the disc and increased postural strength.  Here is the result:

As you can see the lost disc space is now even.  Carlos also feels stronger and more flexible.  Watch him tell his story:

Carlos’s Recovery: More Flexible and Less Pain

Carlos’ changed his habits while he works to avoid future spine conditions.

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Back Pain & Neuropathy Recovery – Danny’s Case

Danny recently produced a video testimonial of his recovery through Euclid Chiropractic (link below when video uploaded).   We were able to show him the structural improvement that occurred from his before treatment x-ray and post treatment.

Here is his first x-ray:

With Danny’s narrowed disc spacing, it is evident there is a lack of motion in the spinal joints.

When this occurs, the spinal fluid cannot circulate in and out of the disc.  Then, the disc will shrink closing the spinal canal where the nerve can pinch to cause neuropathies.

Danny case was severe so after a few months of adjustments, therapies and exercise, he felt stronger and had better posture.  Then we took another x-ray:

With more spinal motion caused by the adjustment, the spinal fluid can circulate to rejuvenate the discs.  This causes the disc to hold more fluid and increase in height to take pressure off the nerve by widening the spinal canal (explained in the video).

Three months after starting consistent treatment, Danny’s pain level has gone from a 9 to 1, his weakness/pain is gone and his feels young again.

Now Danny can work and enjoy his family and basketball without pain and more energy.  He has a better quality of life.

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Why Carina is Healthy Again

Carina taped a video testimonial for us a few weeks back.  She spoke of coming into the office with back pain that was not going away and becoming more intense.  Carina is in her late 20’s, and had no injuries.  She could only say the cause was her work (standing/sitting in an office), and she stopped working out about 6 months ago.

Carina’s Video Testimonial/Review

In the exam, she realized her posture has become hunched over from sitting at work/driving and a lack of exercise.  This made Carina look like Sam:

head forward, rounded shoulder forward, hunched upper back, leaning forward.

Then we took Carina’s neck x-ray.  Compared to our normal x-ray that has a natural curve, 0-5mm forward head posture, and open disc spacing; Carina’s cervical spine was straight, 20mm forward head posture, and thin disc spacing between the vertebrae.

Normal Lateral Cervical Spine.  0mm Forward Head Posture.

Carina’s cervical spine with 20mm Forward Head Posture.

This cause the neuropathy ran from the neck to the upper and lower back.

Carina started the Chiropractic treatment.  This included adjustments (to correct her spine) and posture exercises (to retrain her muscles to hold a better spine).

After about 6 weeks of treatment Carina was feeling better and started back at the gym.  Here she was able to get her strength and confidence back to stay healthy on her own.  Then we retook her x-rays.  Here is Carina’s improvement:

If you compare to Carina’s first x-ray, you see her neck improved from 20 to 15mm Forward Head Posture.  This allows her posture to improve.  Now Carina can stay healthy with maintain her good posture now by keeping up her exercises.

With an x-ray analysis and the correct posture exercises you can stay healthy on your own.

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Nancy D.’s Case Study of Recovery

Nancy came into the office for an exam and x-rays after having pain from the neck to the low back.  As a guest services employee at Disneyland, Nancy is required to stand and smile sometimes eight hours a day.

After x-rays and a consultation Nancy was shown her x-rays.  Here is our normal neck x-ray:

Normal curve, disc spacing between the bones, and alignment with the top spinal bone lining up with the bottom spinal bone.

Here is Nancy’s first x-ray:

In comparison to normal, you can see the straightening of the next (17mm Forward Head Posture), and narrowing of the disc spacing.  This will cause the vertebrae to loose motion then thinning out the disc.  This can cause neuropathy/pain locally in the neck and/or down the back and shoulders.

After weeks of chiropractic adjustments and added posture exercises, here is Nancy is working longer hours pain-free.  Here are her follow-up x-rays:

The forward head posture has been reduced from 17 to 11mm.  This is the result of increase spinal motion from adjustments and postural strength exercises.

And NOW she can keep the smile on her face at Disneyland.

Nancy D.’s Testimonial Story

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