Do you wake up stiff in the morning with an aching back? Do you have nagging pain in your back when trying to perform everyday tasks? If so, you are one of many people today who suffer from chronic back pain. In fact, 85% of American adults have back pain at some point, and more than 90 million work days are lost every year as a result.
Unfortunately, so many people are told that their only recourse is back surgery, and for many, the surgery offers little, if any, relief. They even have a name for it: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Others become addicted to strong medications that do nothing but numb the pain, while the health of the spine continues to deteriorate.
The truth is that all of these conditions and more can often be treated without surgery:
- Disc herniations/bulging discs
- Lower back pain
- Radiating hip pain
- Numbness in the legs and feet
Using non-invasive methods, we have been successful in helping our patients achieve long-term healing and restore a high level of function – even if they have had worsening back pain for years. Many of our patients have also been able to reduce or eliminate pain medications entirely.
After a thorough neuromuscular examination of the function of your back and legs, including reflexes, muscle control, balance, and alignment of your hips, lower back, and feet, we can prescribe a comprehensive therapeutic regimen for all sorts of back issues. Our treatments may include chiropractic adjustments/realignments of the spine and hips, massage of the muscles of the back, spinal decompression, laser therapy, and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. All of these methods have shown great results in clinical trials and among our patients. Read more below.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, pain-free treatment that treats the source of back problems, including herniated discs. How does it work? With the help of a machine, your spine receives a gentle pull that creates a slight vacuum. This process allows the discs of your spine to move back into their proper position. Unlike traction, however, spinal decompression actually reverses the effects of disc herniation and pinched nerves.
In several studies, 86% of patients reported that their pain was relieved entirely after spinal decompression. The treatment has also been shown to help the body to produce more cartilage, which actually promotes healing of the spine.
Our patients frequently fall asleep during spinal decompression. All you have to do is lie down and relax.
Many of our patients have been back on the golf course in a matter of weeks!
Laser Therapy for Rapid Healing of the Back
Therapeutic laser therapy is a leading edge treatment using devices like the M6 Class IV Therapeutic Laser, which is often used in physical therapy and sports medicine with top athletes, such as the New York Yankees.
It is a pain-free method that stimulates the body’s natural healing process to repair injuries to the muscles and nerves of the back – once and for all. Its success rate is high for returning patients to even strenuous jobs and sports activities regardless of age.
These lasers heal and reduce pain by:
- Promoting cell growth to speed healing
- Increasing blood circulation
- Stimulating nerve function
- Reducing inflammation
- Inhibiting the formation of scar tissue
- Enhancing mobility
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
This non-surgical technology uses a machine to send magnetic pulses to the source of pain. Again, by getting to the source rather than treating the symptom, this method can actually heal the injuries at a cellular level, rebuild cartilage, and restore range of motion in the back – all without pain. This treatment works on both acute and chronic back pain.