The human back consists of a complex structure of bones, discs, ligaments, muscles and tendons, each working in harmony to support you and allow you to move normally. Problems with any structural component of the back can lead to pain. Some common causes include:
There are many underlying factors that can lead to back pain, including:
A doctor is often able to diagnose back pain after performing a physical examination and assessing your symptoms.
You may need to undergo a series of x-rays & scans if:
Additionally, the following specific tests can provide more information about your back condition:
Our medical team uses their medical expertise and a variety of techniques to diagnose the underlying cause of your back pain. They start with a thorough physical exam and careful review of the type of discomfort you’re experiencing.
Symptoms that indicate a back issue may include:
The type of pain you’re having can often provide clues to the origin of your pain. Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the legs, for instance, is often due to sciatic nerve dysfunction.
X-rays, MRIs and other diagnostic tests such as nerve conduction studies provide more detailed information about what’s causing your pain.
Treatment varies and depends on the cause of your pain. Our Team may recommend physical therapy, lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of damaging your back, and treatment for the symptoms relating to neuropathy.
One very effective treatment we often recommend for nerve irritation is combined electrochemical therapy (CET), which provides pain relief via a Pharmaceutical Grade Nutrient Blend delivered by injection and low-level electrical signals to the affected areas.
When our medical staff performs a CET, they inject a Pharmaceutical Grade Nutrient Blend into the target region, followed by treatment with an Electronic Signal Treatment (EST) device. The EST machine combines (and simultaneously delivers) amplitude-modulated (AM) and frequency-modulated (FM) electric cell currents in pulsed electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
CET treatment helps enhance the healing process by:
Further, Combined Electrochemical Therapy helps with other forms of treatment. CET helps provide motivation to continue your sessions as you experience reduced pain and noticeable improvement.
When it comes to administering CET, only trained and licensed medical professionals such as our body pain specialists can perform this procedure. The EST device requires a high degree of skill and is more powerful than standard electro-stimulator devices found on the market. If you think you might benefit from CET, we advise you to consult with our medical staff to determine your eligibility for our treatment program.
Regardless of what’s causing your back pain, you can rely on our team’s training and medical expertise to provide effective treatment solutions. Call today to schedule an appointment with our medical team or book your visit online.