Understanding Lower Back Pain, Middle Back Pain & Upper Back Pain
80% of the population will experience some form of lower, middle or upper back pain that may need treatments. The prevalence of low back disease is quite high.
Why? Because we humans walk on two legs rather than four! This upward position of our entire body against gravity causes an immense pressure buildup in our low back and sacroiliac joints. Thus, the lumbo-sacral region is very prone to injury and degeneration.
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How Dr. Nijmeh Accurately Diagnoses Your Back Pain
- Initial history of the patient’s pain and lifestyle
- Complete spinal evaluation
- Orthopedic tests-to assess joint stability
- Chiropractic tests-to assess vertebral alignment
- Neurologic tests-to asses nerve impingements or damages
- X-rays of the lumbar spine
- Thermograph testing of the muscles
- Surface electromyography of the lumbar nerves
On a patient’s first visit, Dr. Nijmeh usually provides them with a treatment and recommendations to decrease inflammation. The next visit begins with a meeting that reviews the diagnosis and different treatment options to maximize recovery. The plan of treatment can vary greatly for different back conditions.
The Majority Of Our Patients Experience A Treatment Plan As Follows
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Soft tissue therapy
- Lumbar traction/decompression therapy
- Massage therapy
- Core muscle stretching and strengthening
- Work and home ergonomic assessment
A simple low back case can take couple weeks to resolve. A major, chronic back pain with degenerative changes may need 6-9 months of treatments. A detailed evaluation and diagnosis is essential for a successful treatment plan.
Our First Chiropractic patient facility contains the state-of-the-art equipment for the most severe and complex back pain causes that may be helped by conservative care. Patients may need multidisciplinary approach to enhance quick recovery.
We are very well-connected with local medical doctors such as neurosurgeons, physical therapists and acupuncturists and work closely to form a team approach in treating your back condition. We take your well-being extremely serious and execute our adjustments and rehabilitation with expertise, passion and much compassion.
We look forward to helping you get relief from your chronic or acute lower back pain, middle back pain, or upper back pain