Proper management of spine pain requires a precise diagnosis and an understanding of all available treatment options. Multiple therapies are important because of the many different underlying causes of back pain. For example, the most common structures to be injured are joints, muscles, discs and nerves. There are also tissues such as tendons and bursa, such as in tendinitis and bursitis.
Very frequently there are several tissues that can be causing the pain. Joint pain being protected by a muscle spasm is very common. Other examples are a herniated disc causing nerve pain or nerve pain causing muscle trigger points. Because of multiple underlying causes of pain, combining therapies is often necessary for the best results.
Some of the best hands on therapies are myofascial release and chiropractic adjustments. These treatments help to relieve pain by aligning joints and releasing muscle tension. Joint and muscle dysfunctions are almost always encountered together. Combining these two therapies compliment each other greatly. Stretching is also a great way to balance the body and allow for more pain free ranges of motion.
Some additional treatments offered are spinal decompression, acupuncture and rehabilitation. Spinal decompression can be used to take pressure off of pinched nerves. Acupuncture is often used as a pain management strategy. However, there are also some deep relaxation benefits to acupuncture as well.
Functional rehabilitation is used to identify and correct muscle imbalances. Patients are educated on the best stretches and exercises to help prevent pain from returning. This is an individualized approach that can get to the underlying issue of why the pain may have happened in the first place.
Our office specializes in each of these safe and non-invasive therapies for treating low back pain and neck pain. If you have any questions, you may find answers to the most FAQ here. Additionally, our office is always ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have.