Back Pain

About Back Pain

Back pain is a term that loosely refers to a myriad of conditions associated with the spine, muscles and ligaments in the back. The severity of pain can range anywhere from a dull ache to debilitating pain. At some point in their lives, more than 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain as the result of an injury or a condition. To best alleviate pain and prevent relapse, the cause, severity and other individual factors will play a large role in developing an effective and comprehensive treatment plan.

Symptoms

The symptoms of back pain can vary from person to person, but many report similar discomforts. Stiffness, sharp pains, chronic aches and muscle spasms are amongst the most common complaints. These symptoms may affect any region of the back, from the neck down to the tailbone. Depending on the specific area where symptoms occur, back pain is divided into three, general classifications: cervical (neck and upper back), thoracic (middle back) and lumbar (lower back).

Possible Causes of Back Pain

Many individuals suffer from prolonged back pain as the direct result of an injury such as fractures, sprains and strains. If proper treatment is not obtained initially, the injury may become worse over time and lead to serious complications, which may result in chronic muscle aches and sharp pains. Other common causes of back pain include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, poor posture and bulging, herniated or degenerative discs.

Treatment Options

Spinal Decompression DRX9000C System

This FDA-approved, non-surgical, spinal decompression treatment gently separates the vertebrae that surround a bulging, herniated or degenerative disc, allowing the disc to return to its proper space.

Deep Tissue Class IV Laser

This treatment harnesses the deep-penetrating power of a laser. As the laser reaches the tissue, the damaged cells are energized with powerful photons. This treatment has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Chiropractic Care

This utilizes a more hands-on approach to restoring the functionality of the back and eliminating pain. Through spinal manipulation and similar techniques, the proper alignment of the spine is restored to promote healing.

Pain Management

This treatment option solely focuses on reducing the level of pain that you are experiencing through treatments such as non-steroidal injections.

Physical Therapy

This involves numerous different techniques, from massage and heat treatment to exercise, but each method focuses on reducing pain and increasing mobility and function through movement.

Acupuncture

This form of alternative medicine involves strategically inserting thin needles into the skin. The process is effective in reducing pain levels, as it encourages the body to release endorphins.

Recovery Time

While it’s understandable that you wish to recover as quickly as possible from back pain, it’s much more important to recover properly. Your individual recovery timeline will vary widely depending on your specific injury or condition, along with the terms of your customized treatment plan and your overall health.

Our Difference

Toal Health & Peak Medical are firm believers in providing individualized care to each of our patients. The back pain that you experience is unique to your condition and your lifestyle and abilities are just as distinctive. By taking these factors into account, we’re able to design an all-inclusive treatment plan that’s created specifically to empower you with the tools you need to improve your overall health and well-being.

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