Back pain can really make you miserable, especially when it’s something that you experience on a regular basis. According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain is one of the most common causes of missing work and is a leading cause of disability.
You might have previously found your treatment options to be limited. Many mainstream doctors want to prescribe pain pills, which may provide some symptom relief, but do little to address the underlying causes. The providers at Beeson Wellness Center choose different approaches to customize treatment to address your back pain at its roots.
The causes of back pain
Even though back pain is common, the experience is often different from one person to the next, including the causes. Because the causes of back pain can vary, so too can the types of treatment that you’ll need.
Some of the most common causes of back pain include the following:
- Muscle injuries
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sciatic nerve compression
- Herniated discs
- Postural imbalances (which may also cause neck pain)
Once we identify the cause of your specific case of back pain, we can work on developing a customized treatment plan.
What do custom treatment plans include?
Customized treatment plans are uniquely chosen to address the causes of your back pain, using the guidance of imaging tools, including ultrasound, X-rays, or surface electromyography.
Some of the treatment plans we use may include some combination of the following:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Trigger point injections
- Physical rehabilitation
- Natural medicine
- Naturopathic medicine
- Massage therapy
- Dietary changes
The top benefits of customized treatment
Customized treatment is designed to resolve the cause(s) of your back pain, rather than just covering up the symptoms. Some of the top benefits of having a customized treatment plan include the following:
Stop current pain
You probably don’t want to have to live with your lower back pain for a moment longer. Thanks to custom treatment plans, you can stop dealing with the pain within a couple of weeks or even less. Even better: You’re more likely to feel lasting relief from your back pain, rather than just getting a temporary reprieve that will wear off.
Avoid addiction potential
Opioid pain relievers have their place in medicine. However, many officials argue that their use is overprescribed, which potentially leads to addictions and dependencies on these medications. Once you start taking these medications for your back pain, you may likely find it hard to quit using them.
Prevent future pain
It would be nice if you could prevent ever getting hurt, wouldn’t it? Though we can’t guarantee that you’ll never again suffer injury or back pain, we can work with you to prevent its occurrence. Getting stronger and developing healthier habits can help you to avoid getting hurt again, as well as to recover more quickly from minor injuries before they become bigger.
Some people with chronic lower back pain end up having surgery in an effort to seek relief. One of the goals of a customized treatment plan is that it may reduce the likelihood that you’ll need surgery. Sometimes, surgery can’t be avoided, but many cases of back pain benefit from rehabilitation efforts.
If you’re dealing with lower back pain, it’s important to know that you don’t have to continue to suffer. We want to help you take control of your health and to live your best life free of pain. To schedule an appointment, call our office today, or request an appointment online.