Low back pain can be extremely debilitating and can interfere with every aspect of life. There are several causes, making a correct diagnosis extremely important.
"Each time I see him, he adds new insightful exercises and/or stretches, and provides therapeutic assisted stretching, trigger point release, and adjustments. I always leave the office feeling restored. I am very happy I found Dr. O'Guin as he has become a valuable tool in restoring and maintaining my body so that I can enjoy all aspects of my life without fear that I will live the rest of my life in pain."
"I’ve had such a positive experience with Dr. O’Guin. He took his time explaining what he was going to do and why he was doing it. After the initial adjustments on my back, my pain had subsided, and I had a huge improvement in my mobility. I was kicking myself for waiting so long to address this!"
"Excellent doctor. Clean office. Professional staff. Excellent bedside manner. Works well with insurance. Doesn’t try to upsell services that are not needed. One of the most rational, science-based chiropractors I’ve ever seen. He actually listens to his patients, checks you to ensure he fully understands your situation and works to create a plan to help you find relief or increased mobility. I’d highly recommend him to anyone who does manual labor or sports, as he makes excellent suggestions for posture and lifestyle adjustments that increase mobility and decrease pain."
"I started seeing Dr. O'Guin to treat my sciatica. He used a variety of modalities during my visits that ranged from adjustments, mobility work, exercises, and soft tissue work. Dr. O'Guin focuses on the functional movements of the human body and zeros in on your personal limitations. Be prepared to do your homework (i.e. exercises, stretches, etc.) and your treatment will show results. I would recommend Dr. O'Guin to any runner, cyclist, triathlete, or other endurance athlete for common overuse injury treatment or prehab."
"I’ve been seeing Dr. O’Guin for a few months to address ongoing pain from injuries to my neck and low back. I’ve visited different chiropractors over the years, but this experience has been different. Dr. O’Guin immediately gave me exercises to strengthen my muscles to support the area around my problem spots. In addition to spinal manipulation and myofascial work, his treatment plan has given me tools to stabilize my core and keep me from chronic pain and added injury. I’m excited to regain strength and mobility in areas that have been weak for years. I would recommend Dr. O’Guin to anyone who is injured and has a desire to eliminate pain and learn exercises that will give long term relief."
"A while ago I had a pinched nerve in my neck. I went to an urgent care and then an ER for treatment and only received pills to treat the symptoms. After a few months I was still in a considerable amount of pain. I went to Dr. O'Guin and after two weeks I had regained a significant amount of movement and strength in my neck and right shoulder and after a month I had no pain at all. Dr. O'Guin is a very knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic chiropractor, that I see once a month for tune ups. I've been a patient for over a year and recommend anyone looking for chiropractic services to see him, you won't be disappointed."
Dr. O’Guin has been a St. Louis chiropractor since 2008. He has always been fascinated with anatomy, physiology and natural methods of health and healing. His special interest in working with the spine came about while managing some of his own back and neck injuries resulting from his service in the Marine Corps, contact sports and physically demanding jobs in his youth.
Through his experiences, he started to realize why the term ‘backbone’ is used to describe the integrity of a structure or system. It is because the spine and pelvis are the foundational support for the entire body. When the spine is kept healthy, the body as a whole has more health and vitality.
Self-management is one of the most important components for overcoming back pain. This is especially the case for chronic or recurring low back pain and neck pain. Self-managing back pain includes stretching, exercising, keeping good posture, moving correctly, controlling stress and maintaining a healthy diet.
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