Back pain, along with knee pain, is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Back pain can make it difficult to carry out even the simplest tasks and reduces the enjoyment of life in those who experience it. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), one half of all working Americans experience back pain every year, with 31 million Americans dealing with back pain at any given time.
Our doctors are experienced in using naturopathic medicine to achieve results for patients with back pain without harmful drugs or invasive procedures. Our approach to medicine does not rely on drugs, because we don’t want to risk addiction or the increased damage that comes from masking symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Instead, we use natural treatments to address the problem at its source.
Types of Back Pain
We treat a variety of symptoms, including the different types of back pain. We start by conducting a thorough evaluation of each patient to determine the cause of their pain. After we determine the root of the issue, we’re able to treat it more effectively by coming up with a customized plan for every patient. Back pain can be either chronic or acute. Acute back pain typically follows an accident or other injury and is easier to get rid of.
Chronic back pain is on the rise because the conditions that cause it are increasingly common. Obesity, bad physical conditioning or bad posture cause back pain. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that many Americans work sitting down. A sedentary lifestyle creates a new set of health risks, and some studies suggest that sitting for long periods can be harmful even if the subject exercises regularly and is otherwise in good health. Sitting all day can affect the distribution of tension throughout the body and lead to back pain.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy has been one of the most impressive advances in modern medicine. This treatment allows doctors to harvest stem cells from a patient’s own body, and use those cells to relieve back pain. Stem cells exist naturally in the body, and are incredibly versatile. They help the body rebuild cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and other tissue.
Doctors can take a sample from a patient and treat it to get a solution that’s rich in stem cells. The solution is then injected to the affected area of a patient’s back, where the stem cells begin to work. This can replace damaged tissue including the discs that provide cushion for spinal joints, and patients will experience effective relief.
Physical therapy can help strengthen back muscles and keep them healthy. When back muscles are strong, there is less stress on the spine, and the patient will have reduced back pain. At Principled Healthcare, we are experts in physical therapy. We create a custom plan for each patient and start slowly to minimize the risk of making the problem worse. We build up our treatments over time to have patients leaving active and healthy.
Chiropractor for Back Pain
Chiropractic care is one of the best natural ways to achieve back pain relief. Chiropractors specialize in the alignment of the spine and are well educated on how to realign abnormal vertebrae. Spinal adjustments can provide incredible fast relief for back pain, and will reduce a patient’s range of motion almost immediately.
A chiropractor manually adjusts and manipulates the patient’s back. This physical approach to medicine is a great place to start your treatment for back pain, because it’s completely non-invasive and doesn’t require the use of drugs. Your chiropractor will also teach you about your back and what you can do to reduce pain and improve function consistently over time. A chiropractor may use massage therapy or heat and cold in addition to performing adjustments.
Medical Care for Back Pain
There are a lot of great medical remedies for back pain that don’t rely on addictive or otherwise harmful drugs. We also don’t resort to invasive surgeries. Patients may receive trigger point injections to help relieve back pain, or doctors can assist with weight loss if a patient’s physical health is causing the pain. Our doctors are prepared to take a holistic approach to your back pain and resolve it as naturally as possible.
Back Pain Relief
It can be devastating to go through daily life with chronic back pain. Back pain treatment is one of our specialties, and our doctors are prepared to do everything in their power to get you the relief you need. Every patient gets individual attention and a treatment plan that was carefully created specifically for them. Contact us today to receive care and reclaim your life.