Back Pain

James Appell, DC -  - Regenerative Medical Center

Medical Wellness Group

James Appell, DC

Regenerative Medical Center & Chiropractic Care located in Columbus, OH

If, like millions of Americans, you have chronic back pain that interferes with your health and quality of life, help is available. At Medical Wellness Group in Columbus, Ohio, the team provides expert treatments to relieve your back pain and restore your overall wellness. Call Medical Wellness Group or schedule a consultation online today for a holistic and patient-focused approach to back pain.

Back Pain

What are the common causes of back pain?

Back pain is highly variable. It’s acute or chronic and ranges in severity and description. You can develop back pain from a traumatic injury or over time as the result of a degenerative condition or repetitive strain. Some of the common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle or soft tissue strain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Herniated discs
  • Compression fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

You might also have sciatica — a group of uncomfortable symptoms caused by compression of your sciatic nerve in your lower spine. In addition to low back pain, sciatica includes pain, numbness, and weakness in your hips, buttocks, and legs. 

When should I talk to a chiropractor about back pain?

Pain is how your body signals a problem, and you should never ignore it. Most mild injuries — for example, if you overdo it at the gym — go away with a few days of rest and at-home care. 

You should visit Medical Wellness Group if you have back pain that persists for more than a couple of days or if your pain becomes more severe instead of going away. 

How do you treat back pain?

The team at Medical Wellness Group begins with a comprehensive exam and consultation to evaluate your pain and identify its root cause. 

Your provider starts by asking about your pain and any other symptoms. They also review your medical history and ask questions about your lifestyle. 

Your provider examines your spine and the muscles and connective tissue in your back. They feel for signs of inflammation and deformity. They might ask you to perform some stretches or walk around the office so they can see how your pain affects your mobility. They also use ultrasound to examine your spine and surrounding tissue.

After your consultation is complete, your provider creates a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain. They usually combine therapies to provide a holistic approach to relieving your back pain and restoring your health. Your treatment plan could include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • DRX9000™ True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • At-home exercises and stretches
  • Dietary adjustments

Depending on your needs, your provider might recommend other therapies to relieve your pain and restore your strength and flexibility. 

If you live with back pain, it’s time to take action. Call Medical Wellness Group or make an appointment online today.