Most low back or neck pain is caused by pressure on nerves often referred to as “pinched nerves.” Usually, the underlying cause of a pinched nerve is inflammation. Inflammation can be acute such as when someone has an injury that involves swelling and pain.
Dr. Currie does treat some acute patients, but it is important to note that most of the patients Dr. Currie treats are the chronic neck or back pain patients. Most of Dr. Currie’s patients have tried other forms of therapy (including surgery) and have failed to find relief.
In many of those cases, the problem is related to low levels of chronic inflammation that are causing breakdown of the soft tissues and bony structures in the spine. Over time, the chronic inflammation has lead to disease and loss of disc space which is the cushion between the bones. Once that “cushion” is reduced (bone on bone, or close to it), the nerves can get “pinched” and therefore cause a great deal of pain and suffering.
The loss of the cushion causes even more inflammation as the joints grind on each other and that leads to bone spurs and other degenerative problems that can also cause pain. That is why spinal decay is called “Degenerative Disc Disease.” It is a true decay of the tissues involving the spine which unfortunately also causes pain for so many people. It is similar to tooth decay. The only way to help a decayed, rotten and broken down tooth is to get directly treat it.
Dr. Currie works hard to get his patients relief from these back pain conditions. Dr. Currie says, “everyone I treat, whether young or old has degeneration of their spines and most of those already have bone spurs and other problems that I have to work around. Thankfully, the technology I use is often successful in helping my patients get relief without surgery or other invasive procedures.”
Dr. Currie can help relieve the following symptoms*:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Leg Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Herniated and/or bulging discs
- Post-Surgical or Failed Surgery Syndrome
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerves
- Pain with walking
- Pain with standing
- Pain with sitting
- Balance problems
- And more…
*Individual results may vary.