Back Pain Treatment

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Gilbert and Arizona

back pain treatments

Back pain treatment is a collection of techniques and methods that relieve all types of back pain through laser or mechanical therapy. To effectively treat back pain, the root cause of the pain should be understood and addressed. We can treat mild to severe, sporadic to perpetual back pain. 

Treat the Cause Not Just the Symptoms

Living with back pain, headaches, or a joint injury is frustrating, especially if you feel like you’ve tried every treatment and medication available with no relief. Too often, patients are told by their general practitioner that they must live with the pain or just take potentially addictive pain relief medications. If you feel trapped by the lack of options left for you, don’t give up hope.

At Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, we offer a series of remedies for back pain provided by our dedicated staff of functional medicine professionals.

Dr. Farid Rooh is an expert chiropractor with more than 25 years of experience. He can gently reduce your pain and improve your mobility without the need for more pills and injections. To find out what chiropractic care can do for you, call Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center at (480) 304-5152 or book your appointment online today. Wellness 1st is conveniently located to serve the areas of Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona. If you want a preview of how Dr. Rooh and Wellness 1st can help you, listen to a few of our patients’ stories

About Back Pain Treatment in Gilbert, Arizona

Back pain, even in its mild form, can wreak havoc on your quality of life. It can remove many favorite activities from the list of things you are capable of doing. It can harshly interrupt happy moments. Back pain can result from many causes, from pregnancy to injury to simple overuse. Whatever the cause, some doctors are too quick to simply prescribe addictive pain medication without trying to address the cause. At Wellness 1st, we take a whole-body approach to medicine that yields phenomenal results for our patients.

What Is the Whole Body Approach of Functional Medicine?

The whole-body approach of functional medicine focuses on diagnosing and treating the whole body as a comprehensive system. We don’t just examine a single part of the system and prescribe an ostensible cure for the symptoms. Instead, we try to understand how the problem results from a function of the entire body. To understand the logic, think of driving a car with a damaged axle and alignment. The car keeps getting flat tires. A mechanic could continue to provide the car owner with new tires (treating the symptom) but the car would keep getting flat tires because the root problem remains. Or the mechanic could examine the car as a system and understand the root of the problem. That approach would fix the axle and alignment (whole system approach). 

The whole-body approach examines your entire body as a system and tries to understand problems, including back pain, through how they interact with the entire system. This approach is rooted in a proactive philosophy of healthcare. We don’t believe in waiting until something goes wrong and then just treating the symptoms. We try to get ahead of potential problems by helping you adopt a healthy lifestyle that leverages your own body’s healing prowess to work for your benefit.

Benefits of Back Pain Treatments

  • Relief from discomfort
  • Proactive approach to prevent future flare-ups
  • Treat the root cause of the pain not just the symptoms

Candidates

Candidates for back pain treatment are those experiencing any degree of discomfort associated with their back from which they seek relief. This can include mild pain to debilitating pain and either chronic pain or sporadic flare-ups. Due to the nature of functional medicine, we believe we can help most patients that are experiencing pain anywhere on the wide spectrum. If you are tired of recommendations from uncaring doctors that simply give you prescriptions to mask the worst side-effects, give Wellness 1st a call. We can help you on the path to relief.

Your Consultation with Dr. Rooh

Your path to resolving back pain begins with a free 15-minute consultation with Dr. Rooh. Dr. Rooh passionately dedicates his life to the relief of his patient’s pain. He is a Certified Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rooh commits himself to open and honest communication with his patients. He keeps himself available for his patients even during off-hours. Give Wellness 1st a call at (480) 304-5152 to schedule an informative consultation or book an appointment online. Virtual consultations are now available if you want to save yourself a drive. Follow our blog to learn about the latest developments in functional and integrative medicine.

Types of Back Pain Treatments

The chiropractic team at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center offers several chiropractic techniques to reduce pressure on your nerves. After assessing the degree and source of your pain, your chiropractor may perform:

Decompression Therapy

You can get decompression therapy on your cervical spine (neck), your lumbar spine (lower back), or your knees. The goal of this treatment is to realign your joints by gently stretching them apart and sliding them back into place. It’s often effective for treating herniated or bulging discs in your back. Research into spinal decompression treatment showed a statistically significant reduction in scores based on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the pain measurement index called the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).[1]

Cold Laser Therapy

Using the Erchonia FX635, a low-energy laser, your chiropractor gently heats the tissues within your injured joints to promote faster healing. Laser therapy has been evolving in the past few decades. Lasers are now used to effectively treat a variety of conditions, including lower back pain. Surveys of scientific studies into laser therapy for lower back pain revealed that it’s an effective means for controlling and reducing back pain.[2][3]

Rehab Exercises

Your chiropractor helps your joints heal and resume maximum functionality through guided rehab exercises and stretches. They flex and extend your muscles, encouraging them to move to their full ability without causing further injury. Studies show particular benefits for patients that suffer from back pain that results from pregnancy. Rehab exercises in spinal manipulation work wonders in this case.[4]

Whether you’re suffering from pain and stiffness in your back or a specific joint injury, call the friendly and supportive staff at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center or book your chiropractic appointment online today.

Complementary Procedures 

Dr. Rooh and Wellness 1st offer a broad spectrum of proactive measures you can adopt to help live a healthy lifestyle. Many of these fall into the category of functional medicine. We can alleviate other ailments from our selection of regenerative medicine treatments that include platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy

How Much Does Back Pain Treatment Cost in Phoenix, AZ?

The cost of back pain treatment will vary depending on the specific cause of your discomfort, which treatment methods you select, and how many treatment sessions are required. When you have your free 15-minute consultation, Dr. Rooh or our attentive staff will go over pricing for you at that time. Rest assured, there will be no hidden costs associated with whatever treatment you choose.

FAQ

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a type of health care professional that treats neuromuscular conditions by manually manipulating your spine. Their goal is to maximize your mobility while minimizing pain. Visits to your chiropractor can also help you avoid taking pain-relief medications. 

When should I visit a chiropractor?

While many equate chiropractors with back pain, they can treat pain in many areas of your body by adjusting your spine. 
The nerves in your body traverse through your spinal cord, so structural issues with your spine can result in pain anywhere in your body. You might benefit from chiropractic treatment if you have:
• Sciatica
• Herniated discs
• Neck pain
• Headaches
• Arthritic pain
• Sports injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Injuries from car accidents
Your chiropractor may advise you on how to improve your posture and make lifestyle adjustments at home to help ease your pain. 

Does chiropractic treatment hurt?

Chiropractic treatment itself typically doesn’t hurt. The chiropractic team at Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center takes a gentle approach to chiropractic manipulation to minimize discomfort, especially for patients who arrive at the clinic in pain.

References 

  1. Choi, J., Lee, S., & Hwangbo, G. (2015). Influences of spinal decompression therapy and general traction therapy on the pain, disability, and straight leg raising of patients with intervertebral disc herniation. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(2), 481-483. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.481
  2. Kingsley, J. D., Demchak, T., & Mathis, R. (2014). Low-level laser therapy as a treatment for chronic pain. Frontiers in physiology, 5, 306. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2014.00306
  3. Huang, Z., Ma, J., Chen, J., Shen, B., Pei, F., & Kraus, V. B. (2015). The effectiveness of low-level laser therapy for nonspecific chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis research & therapy, 17, 360. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13075-015-0882-0
  4. Lisi, A. (2006). Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain of Pregnancy: A Retrospective Case Series. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 51(1). doi:10.1016/j.jmwh.2005.09.001