Low Back Pain


Lower Back Pain

I have always heard and lived in a state of fear that if I had my back worked on it would only make things worse. The reason for my change in my thought and philosophy is due to an injury I suffered a few years ago playing basketball.

I have always been active, and during a pick-up game of basketball, I went up for a rebound and fell ungracefully to the floor. Well, I remember getting up and continuing to play, and my back got relatively tight. I ignored the pain. I just stretched before I went home, took a shower, and went to bed.

The next morning was probably the worst I can ever remember. I had so much pain that I was literally sweating. It hurt so bad to stand up and walk for that matter. I managed to make it to the kitchen before I collapsed and hit my head on the counter.

Well, I managed to make it to the emergency care facility close to my house. The doctor there informed me that it was just a really bad muscle spasm. He gave me some really powerful muscle relaxers and pain medication. This seemed to do the trick and I was back to basketball in no time.

Well, fast forward to a few months down the road. This time I was playing a basketball game for my church. I had not been doing anything more than running up and down the court, and over time my back got really tight. I again woke up in a tremendous amount of pain, and again could not walk without this intense pain.

I proceeded to visit the doctor again, and receive the same medications as before. Thinking nothing of it, a couple weeks later I was ready to play again. This continued the rest of the basketball season, and then into the next years basketball season.

At this point, I knew there was more going on than a simple muscle spasm. This was going on far too frequently for it to be just that. This led me to the decision to seek further assistance in this area. After talking with several colleagues at work about the chiropractic offices they visited, I felt this was my only option.

Naive as I was, thinking all chiropractic services were the same, I decided I would call and arrange for more information. The day of the appointment arrived, and I was nervous but looking forward to it.

After briefly talking to Dr. Ben Franz, I thought, "Wow, what a new way of thinking about chiropractic care."

It took me a little adjusting because I was used to walking crooked for so long, but I immediately felt relief in the pressure in my low back. Fast forward several visits later, I have to this day not experienced any more lower back pain. I have played a complete basketball season without a recurrence of my back issue.

I continue to go and continue to reap the benefits. Since I have been walking straight for some time now, I can sense when my back is out of whack (so to speak). I cannot thank them enough for their help, and helping me with my problem.

I would highly recommend this to anyone that asks. This was the best decision I made and have not regretted it since. Thank you both for your practice.

-BJ P, 34 years old. Simpsonville, SC

(low back pain, shin splints/pain)

I have had back problems for years. I knew one of my legs was shorter then the other and because of it my left leg had to compensate for the extra stress. I could not stand straight for long because of the pressure and pain on the lower back. I also had pain and lots of shin splits even after buying appropriate shoes.

What I noticed after several treatments:

  1. I could stand straight without pain.
  2. I have had no shin splits, I can run like a gazelle (at least in my imagination).
  3. Believe it or not when I would wear glasses (before the treatments), my glasses were crooked because of one of my ears were off; after the treatment my glasses were perfectly straight.
  4. My left leg was 1 inch longer then the right, after treatment it was practically even.

NOTE: When I went to a regular chiropractor, my leg straighten but it would only hold the position for about 15-20 minutes. With my first treatment at Franz, it lasted several days.

It is great to see results so fast and have them last more then a day or two. I highly recommend the Franz treatment. It is worth every penny!

-Yolanda, 37 years old. Greer, SC

(low back pain, disc herniation)

Dear Dr. Monika,

I would like to thank you for straightening me out. I was at the end of my rope when I came to your office.

I have two herniated disc in my back. The pain was UNBEARABLE!. I could barely walk, stand, or do anything without taking medication, and even then it was all I could do to get through the days, and nights. Everything was painful. Life was miserable.

My primary care doctor referred me to a spine specialist. The spine specialist gave me a steroid shot in the spine. This helped for about two days then the pain came right back.

I went to three other Chiropractors each who were sure they could help me. I tried Decompression Therapy which only increased my pain levels, which I did not realize was even possible. I was losing hope that I could regain a normal life. I was seriously thinking back surgery was going to be my only option left.

I traveled from Charlotte down to your office. This was the best decision I had made concerning my pain in four months. You did in two to three visits what other doctors could not do in four months. After the first visit my pain level went from a 9-10 down to a 5-6. After a couple more visits I was down to 2-3.

I have been to your office maybe ten times now and my pain gone. Of course, I still have the herniated disc's and I must be careful what I do, but I feel like I am back to normal again. No pain, no medications. Dr. Monika, you and the NUCCA Chiropractic technique are a true gift from God. I cannot thank you enough!


-Michael I. Charlotte, NC

(low back pain)

I came to Dr. Franz with low back pain and tension which made moving painful, particularly sitting down or standing up.

After taking X-rays and examining me I received my first NUCCA adjustment. When I first sat up I was a little light headed but that quickly went away. As I began to move around I noticed my low back was relaxed and it did not hurt to stand up. In addition, I felt taller and lighter, like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

NUCCA is an amazing technique, I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

-Isabel C, 25 years old. Spartunburg SC

(low back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain)

I have had headaches for as long as I can remember. The shoulder and back pain have been for several years. With the low back pain then I had discomfort running down my right leg, making it difficult to sit.

After being x-rayed and adjusted I felt relief the same day. I've been seen twice since and my shoulder pain, low back pain, and the pain that went down my right leg is gone.

I have been under chiropractic care for over 26 yrs and this is the best I have felt. My other adjustments were completely different and I felt relief for a short time, but this seems to be more effective!

-Jane, 58 y.o. Spartanburg, SC


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