Traditional Medicine Falls Short to End Low Back Pain
Most medical treatments for getting rid of low back pain only focus on getting rid of symptoms. For instance, a cortisone shot in your back may deaden your nerves for a short time, but the pain is still going to be there waiting for you when it wears off. Medications do much the same thing, but leave you open to potentially dangerous side effects.
To have a surgeon cut you open to repair damage to whatever they think is wrong with you is a pretty drastic decision. There are too many questions: What if they’re wrong? What if my problem doesn’t go away? What if it gets worse?
This kind of thing happens with surgery all the time. In fact, back surgery is often the most ineffective form of surgery there is. According to the official Clinical Practice Guidelines put out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“Surgery has been found to be helpful in only 1 in 100 cases of low back problems…even having a lot of low back pain does not by itself, mean you need surgery.”
Treating Low Back Pain Without Drugs or Surgery
Treating chronic pain conditions without drugs or surgery is something we specialize in. Through years of research we have found essential therapies that effectively treat low back pain.
First and foremost, in our comprehensive evaluation we find where the pain stems from. The back is composed of bones, joints, discs, ligaments, nerves, and muscles and once we correctly identify the source of the pain we can suggest a tailor-made treatment for you to get you on the road to recovery and pain free. We focus on each individual patient and how they respond to treatment and make minor adjustments to the treatments as they progress. We do not prescribe “cookie cutter” treatments because every patient is different and therefore requires an individualized approach.
We are experts in this field and our passion and commitment is to you and your health.
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If you are interested in learning more about the root causes of low back pain and our approach to alleviate the pain long term we would like to invite you to attend one of our Chronic Pain Seminars.
A Patient’s Experience
"I was suffering from a herniated disc that was creating pain in my lower back on the left that would go down my left leg. The pain was worse when I was driving and every night while laying in bed. I took Advil at night and daily if necessary. I was concerned and had a fear of surgery. I felt discouraged. The pain was interrupting my daily routine like walking my dogs, cleaning, and long distance walking. Due to me not being able to do my daily routine, I began to seek help. The doctors at Advanced Health Center did a great job; they listen and really show how much they care. The treatments are definitely safe. I can move around easier, garden, walk my dogs, shop, sleep better and am so much better in the mornings. This office met and exceeded my expectations. This experience washed away any doubts I previously had. Thank you to everyone at Advanced Health Center. "