The lower back is one of the most important parts of the body, as it holds most of our body weight when we stand and is involved in the movement when we bend or twist at the waist. Because of its pivotal role and frequent use, it is susceptible to injury and chronic pain. Lower back pain is effects approximately 80%-85% of the population at one point in their lives and is one of the leading causes of disability. Lower back pain can be caused by poor lifting technique, overuse, and trauma. Symptoms associated with low back pain can include localized achy pain, sharp pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and referred pain going down the legs.
Proper treatment of lower back pain begins with a proper diagnosis which includes establishing which of the four main pain generating tissues of the spine is responsible for causing a patient’s pain. This can be accomplished through asking detailed questions about your condition and performing a thorough physical examination. In some instances, further testing may be ordered including X-ray, MRI, CT scan, DEXA scan, blood work or EMG/NCV studies so a proper diagnosis can be reached and more serious conditions can be ruled out .
At Comprehensive Medical, our skilled team of physicians and therapists specialize in creating a personalized treatment strategy with each individual patient’s goals and condition in mind. The overwhelming majority of low back pain can be successfully managed completely conservatively with physical therapy and chiropractic care with treatment including exercise, manual therapy, manipulation, modalities, mechanical traction, hot/cold, and advice on how to properly manage your condition while you are not with us in the office.
For the minority of patients who do not respond to conservative care we have other treatment options including pain management with our board certified physicians with treatment including trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, facet injections, Sacroiliac injections and radiofrequency ablations. Our DRX9000(C)™ has been proven effective in the treatment
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality non-surgical care for back pain in a warm, caring environment.