Relief of back pain, without surgery…
A large facet of our population suffer from chronic back pain. Most of them have tried several prescribed remedies to help ease their discomfort. Frequent bed rest. High doses of pain medication. Perhaps even non-traditional approaches such as acupunture. Like so many, they have come to accept the fact that they just must learn to live with their pain.
Understanding the needs of patients, The Comprehensive Back Clinic invested in a protocol which provides a successful treatment for back pain without the need for surgery. We achieve this utilizing the Axiom DRX9000™, which allows for decompression of the intervertebral discs and facet joints. This is accomplished by utilizing a highly advance form of distraction & positioning.
The focus is to gradually relieve neuro-compression often associated with back pain. The process has been proven to relieve pain by enlarging intradiscal space, thereby reducing herniation, strengthening outer ligaments to help move the herniated areas back into place, and reversing high intradiscal pressures through application of negative pressure.
The Objectives of Treatment for Musculoskeletal Disorders
When the complete spectrum of non-surgical treatment approaches for musculoskeletal disorders is carefully analyzed, each successful intervention is designed to achieve one or more of the following goals:
Objective #1: Modulating pain or promoting analgesia
Patients typically enter the healthcare system because they are in pain and seeking relief. Therefore, it is logical and ethical that this serve as an appropriate objective. The challenge, however, is in moving the patient past this objective toward reactivation.
Objective #2: Promoting active movement
Promote active movement by the patient as quickly and safely as possible by clinically applying specific movements of muscles in planes of motion that corresponds to the identified muscular dysfunction.
Objective #3: Enhancing neuromuscular performance
There is intuitive as well as scientific evidence that training the neuromusculoskeletal system is of benefit for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. This training results in adaptations that can be as directly observable as change in muscle size, as measurable as an increase in muscle power or endurance, or as enigmatic as alteration in central nervous system activity, enhancing neuromuscular performance.
Objective #4: Educating the patient
Since management is primarily focused on activity-related mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, it is important that the therapist begin to teach the patient to take an active role in managing their specific musculoskeletal problem. It will ultimately be the patient’s own physical activity that maintains or improves his or her own long-term musculoskeletal health.
We reduce or eliminate pain from: Conditions Treated:
Muscular Weakness - Herniated or Bulging Disc
Muscular Tightness - Degenerative Disc Disease
Muscular Spasm - Sciatica
Joint Inflammation - Scoliosis
Joint Adhesions - Pre & Post Surgery Patients
Loss of Mobility - Acute & Chronic Low Back Pain
Balance Problems - Muscle Spasms
Post Surgical Recovery - Muscle Pulling / Tension
A Collaborative Approach to Non-Surgical Back and Neck Care
Comprehensive Back Clinic utilizes a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Our team consists of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a Muscle Functionality Specialist, and a Physical Therapist.
Our Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine completes a comprehensive examination that is unique in it’s’ hands on approach to the assessment of the body as a whole. The osteopathic physician considers the body as an integrated unit, comprised of multiple complex functions and interrelated structures that are systematically examined. Osteopathic medicine recognizes the neuromusculoskeletal system in particular as an indicator of the presence of both health and disease.
Our Muscle Functionality Specialist uses a biomechanically based evaluation system that identifies and corrects neuromuscular imbalances that cause muscle and/or joint pain. This imbalance can occur when a muscle is injured and shuts down, disrupting the communication between the brain and the muscle. The weakened or inhibited muscle is unable to provide proper stability for the surrounding joint(s). In response, surrounding muscles have to compensate to stabilize the affected joint(s) resulting in pain and tightness.
Our Physical Therapist works to identify compensation patterns in how the body moves. Most people are aware that muscles can be strengthened in a number of ways, but overlook the fact that the body is excellent at compensation and substitution. The problem with many therapeutic and corrective exercise programs is that they strengthen muscles that are already strong while the weak or inhibited muscles remain weak, further magnifying the imbalance and reinforcing the dysfunction.
We restore function:
Faster relief of symptoms
Faster return to activity
Enhanced neuromuscular performance
Better understanding of self-management