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