5133 S. Pennsylvania Ave Ste 103 | Cudahy, WI 53110

Dr. Koch

Dr. Kenneth Koch has been in practice for 27 years. He became interested in Chiropractics because of the benefits he received while in his youth. Read more...

Office Hours:

Monday 8:00am - 11:00am 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 1:30pm - 6:00pm  
Wednesday 8:00am - 11:00am 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday Closed  
Friday 8:00am - 11:00am 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  
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Unsuccessfully Medicated Low Back Pain

Pain Medication vs Chiropractic CareMark, a 39 year old man, enters our office seeking relief of low back pain. He states that two years ago while pushing a wheel barrel he experienced a sudden onset of intense low back pain with radiation into his left leg. He states of going to the local emergency room and being told he strained his low back. With no relief, one week later he went to a walk-in clinic but was essentially told the same and given some pain medication.

Shortly after this, he saw his general practitioner who ordered an MRI, which revealed a bulging disc putting pressure on a nerve on the left side of his low back. This patient was sent to a pain specialist who recommended a series of epidural (steroid) injections at the level of this herniation. The patient received three injections overall, but experienced minimal relief. He states since the last injection he had been on oxycodene (15mg four times a day) and a pain patch with mild to moderate relief.

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On his first visit to our office, this patient made it clear because of the side effects of the medication and residual low back pain, his quality of life at present was very poor. From my examination if was determined this patient would be a good candidate for a 4 week trial of chiropractic therapy for low back pain. This patient was seen three times a week for the first two weeks. At this point, Mark reported of 75% decrease in symptom frequency and intensity. He also reported a noticeable decrease in the use of his narcotics.

Two weeks later he reported an overall 90% decrease in symptoms. The patient was asked to rate his worst pain during this last 2 weeks on a scale of one to ten, with one being least and ten being the highest. He reported his worst pain over this period as 1, with no medication being used. I instructed Mark on appropriate core exercises to stabilize his low back which will be done at home three times per week.

Contact Koch Chiropractic in Milwaukee for immediate relief from severe lower back pain.