What causes back pain?
Back pain is a very common problem that many people experience. In fact, about 80% of adults have had back pain at some point in their lives. There are several things that can cause back pain. Sometimes, it happens because of an injury, like from a car accident, sports-related activity, or lifting something heavy. Other times, it can be caused by how we sit or stand or if our body isn’t strong enough to support itself.
When we have back pain, it means that our muscles, ligaments, and joints in the back are not working properly. This can be due to weakness or issues with our biomechanics meaning how our spine moves. The spine needs to be stable and strong to support our body. But when our muscles, ligaments, and joints are not working well, it can make our spine less stable. Over time, this can cause problems like degeneration of the discs and pressure on the nerves.
If we don’t take care of our back pain, it can get worse over time. It can lead to more serious conditions like bulging discs, spinal arthritis, and spinal stenosis. These conditions can cause chronic pain, weakness, and even numbness. They can make it hard to do everyday activities and greatly affect our quality of life.
When it comes to treating back pain, there are different options available. It’s important to remember that each person’s back pain is unique, so the treatment plan will be different for everyone. Treatment options may include things like physical therapy, 1 on 1, with a licensed physical therapist to help strengthen the muscles and improve stability, supplements to improve joint health and decrease inflammation, and more advanced interventions like regenerative injections with platelet rich plasma PRP.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we understand the impact that back pain can have on your life. Our team of specialists is dedicated to helping you find the right treatment plan for your specific needs. We will work with you to address the underlying causes of your back pain and develop a personalized approach to improve your function and alleviate your pain. Don’t let back pain limit your life – reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards finding relief.
Common Back Pain Conditions We Treat
- Muscle and Ligament Sprain
- Muscle Imbalance
- Disc Tear and Disc Herniation
- Back Pain From Sciatica
- Back Pain From Arthritis
- Back Pain From Spinal Stenosis
- Back Pain Treatment for Scoliosis
- Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome/ Failed Back
Understanding your back pain treatment and diagnosis
Back pain symptoms can be acute or chronic and can range from an uncomfortable ache to pain that is disabling. The pain can be present in the spine and pelvis or it can radiate to the legs and feet (aka sciatica). Often, pain is accompanied by weakness and numbness in the hips and legs. Symptoms can worsen with prolonged sitting or standing, or can get worse with activities such as walking or lifting.
When you visit a spine specialist at Integrative Rehab Medicine, they will conduct a comprehensive history and physical examination to pinpoint the source of your back pain. This thorough evaluation allows us to understand your symptoms, identify potential risk factors, and assess the range of motion and stability of your spine. In many cases, imaging techniques such as X-rays and MRI scans are employed to gather further insights during the examination process. These imaging modalities can provide valuable information about the condition of the bones, joints, and soft tissues in and around the spine.
Once a diagnosis is established, our dedicated team will work with you to create a personalized back pain treatment plan. We understand that every individual is unique, and our goal is to tailor the treatment approach to your specific needs. Depending on the underlying cause and severity of your back pain, various treatment options may be recommended. Treatment options may include things like physical therapy, 1 on 1, with a licensed physical therapist to help strengthen the muscles and improve stability, supplements to improve joint health and decrease inflammation, bracing techniques to improve stability and more advanced interventions like regenerative injections with platelet rich plasma PRP to target the source of the pain and promote healing. These treatments can help reduce inflammation, stimulate tissue regeneration, and provide long-term relief for back pain.
Our primary objective is to help you find effective back pain relief and improve your overall quality of life. By combining our expertise in integrative regenerative medicine with a patient-centered approach, we are committed to addressing the root cause of your back pain and providing you with the best possible care. If you’re experiencing back pain that is affecting your daily activities, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation. Our compassionate team is here to support you on your journey to recovery and restore your function.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we are committed to delivering exceptional regenerative treatment, sports injury treatment, pain management and expert orthopedic care in Southwest Florida. Our team of compassionate therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your rehabilitation goals and regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We have a centralized treatment center in Estero Florida so we can easily service Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida.
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Non-surgical Treatment for Chronic Back Pain in Southwest FL
Our Integrative Advantage is the most comprehensive treatment strategy for back pain in Southwest Florida. We combine multiple modalities that address all the contributing factors to provide the best results:
- Regenerative Medicine Injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Stem Cells, and Prolotherapy are used to decrease pain and stimulate healing
- Physical Therapy working 1 on 1 with a licensed physical therapist to strengthen and re-educate the muscles and nervous system for decreased pain and improve function
- Functional Medicine individualized dietary plans including an anti-inflammatory diet and nutritional supplements are used to improve health and support the healing process
- Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, promoting pain relief and relaxation
- Energy Modalities such as Laser therapy and PEMF are the wave of the future. They can safely and effectively stimulate healing and provide pain relief
Integrative Rehab Medicine: Southwest Florida regenerative medicine, pain management and orthopedic care.