80% of the American population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For the majority of these people the pain will become chronic, meaning it will be long term pain that will affect their activities of daily living and despite multiple attempts with multiple doctors the pain will persist.
At the Accident Recovery Center our doctors have been trained and practice to evaluate the entire body. This is especially helpful when it comes to the low back. Oftentimes low back pain is indirectly related to the hamstrings, the knees, the ankles and or the feet. If a person has foot arches that are too high, or have fallen, it will undoubtedly affect that persons ankles, knees, hips, and low back. The way they walk will be altered, and so will the way they stand. These alterations put unnecessary stress on the joints of the low back. If the person is regularly getting adjusted or doing rehab exercises for low back pain the abnormal arches will interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment.
Once the arches are evaluated and it is determined that they are necessary, we take a casting of the feet (it only takes a minute) and send it off to the company that designs the orthotics (foot stabilizers). The process takes about a week before we receive them back. The stabilizers fit right into the patients shoes and they are extremely comfortable to wear no matter what activities the individual enjoys doing.
If you or someone you know is suffering from low back pain that is not responding to any type of care, do not waste anymore time, have the arches of your feet evaluated by a qualified doctor immediately, it could be all that is standing in the way of a pain free lifestyle.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Ryan Giel