I've been in practice for 19 years. In 2006, I received an advanced certification in whiplash and brain injury from the San Diego Spine Research Institute. The major cause of most back pain is joint injury. The muscle spasms and muscle pain follows after. Evaluating the spine to determine the extent of the damage determines the course of care. Degeneration (arthritis) caused from injury, whether from repetitive movements or an auto injury progress and worsen with time.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation can help reduce pain and more importantly stabilize the progressive nature of these conditions. If your pain is getting worse, more than likely you are dealing with a joint injury/problem.
- Dr. Sargon Malek