• Lower Back Pain

    by Dr. Terence P. McAuliffe Jr.
    on May 23rd, 2017

Many people look for a chiropractor because they have low back pain.  Low back pain can be pervasive, debilitating and drastically impact any person’s quality of life. According to the Global Burden of Disease, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Experts estimate that approximately 80% of all Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it is estimated that 31 million Americans are experiencing low back pain at any given point. With so many people today experiencing low back pain and searching for a solution to this pain, it is important that these individuals are able to find a way to feel better without the use of addictive drugs or dangerous surgery. This is where chiropractic can help.

Why Chiropractic?

Most people who search for a chiropractor to help with their low back pain do so because they know of a friend, relative or loved one who has visited a chiropractor before and found relief. This is because chiropractic care is designed to treat the underlying cause of your pain, instead of covering up your symptoms with opioids or medications. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained in the location, correction and continued management of misalignments in the spine that cause nerve pressure and symptoms such as low back pain.  Chiropractors refer to these misalignments as subluxations.

So, Why do Subluxations Need to be Fixed?

Correcting subluxations is critical to the improvement of low back pain because without taking the pressure off the nerve, low back pain will never heal. Over time, they can actually cause further damage to your body.  When left untreated, subluxations in your low back can start to damage the discs, muscles, and nerve surrounding your spine.

The nerves in your low back not only control the muscles and pain centers in this area but they also connect and control your small intestines, large intestines, colon, sexual organs, bladder and even the legs!  Most of the time, we find that patients think those organs are kind of important.

How Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractors use their hands (or specific adjusting tools) to relive subluxations and restore the proper motion of vertebrae within the spine.  This improvement in the alignment and movement of the spine allows for the tension and pressure on the nerve to be released.  This helps in the relief of low back pain and other related concerns such as constipation, sciatica or problems with walking related to pinched nerves.

At McAuliffe Chiropractic Office, all of our doctors are specifically trained to find out exactly where in your spine the nerves are being affected.  We use the latest techniques in x-ray analysis to understand the movement of the spine as both an entire unit as well as at each individual disc level. 

This technique allows for the most customized protocol for low back pain patients allowing each individual person to receive the care that they need for their health, not a cookie cutter approach to providing temporary relief.

Why McAuliffe Chiropractic?

McAuliffe Chiropractic Office is made up of a family of doctors that have been practicing chiropractic since 1923.  The team of doctors in our Laurel, MD office has been practicing for a combined 40 years. We make it our mission as “The Family Chiropractors” to do our best to take care of every patient to the very best of our combined abilities, whether they are new to chiropractic and struggling with low back pain, or if they have been going to chiropractors for years.  Our hands-on, patient-based approach has helped thousands of patients right here in Laurel, MD.

When you visit our Laurel chiropractic office, we will make sure you get the individualized care you deserve. We customize our care plans based on the individual, rather than treating every low back pain symptom the exact same. This not only helps the patient get better results faster, but many patients also begin to see changes to other organs and functions as well.  Many of our patients may come into McAuliffe Chiropractic Office to help their low back pain, but they leave with many different positive changes they never expected with chiropractic care.

The Next Step…

Call our office to get your spine checked today!  Our caring staff and doctors love meeting new people and getting them back to all the fun things life has to offer.  Do not let your low back pain keep you down, let us know how we can help by contacting our Laurel, MD office today at 301-241-0721.

Author Dr. Terence P. McAuliffe Jr. Family Chiropractor at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office

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