Back Pain

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine located in Florence, KY

Back pain is a common problem that affects 80% of Americans at some point during their lives. For natural, noninvasive solutions to back pain, the team at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center in Florence, Kentucky, can help. Chiropractor Benton Dammel, DC and the integrative medical team provide comprehensive conservative care for back pain to help you feel comfortable again. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking with the online tool.

Back Pain Q & A

Why does my back hurt?

Common causes of back pain include certain movements and activities that put your lower back under excess stress. These movements and activities include:

  • Poor posture
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Driving
  • Running
  • Weightlifting
  • Moving furniture or other heavy objects
  • Bending and twisting

Pregnancy is another common cause of lower back pain. Gentle chiropractic care and rehab can be effective for reducing or eliminating pregnancy-related aches and pains.

What causes back pain?

Taking into account specific injuries, trauma, and wear-and-tear, the most common conditions that cause back pain include:

  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Disc herniations
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Muscle strain or ligament sprain

Other less common causes are possible, especially if you have a history of an autoimmune condition or direct trauma to your back. Whiplash injuries and auto accidents can also cause lower back pain.

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose back pain, the team completes a thorough consultation and physical exam. They begin with questions about the severity and location of your pain and activities that make your pain better or worse.

During your physical exam, you’ll be asked to bend and twist in different positions to check your flexibility and range of motion. Your doctor then has you lie on the chiropractic table to stretch your legs and back, checking for signs of tension or pain.

If necessary, your doctor may recommend X-rays or an MRI. Based on your consultation and exam, your doctor explains your diagnosis and outlines a treatment plan to help you get out of pain.

How is back pain treated?

At Physical Medicine & Wellness Center, the team offers comprehensive care for back pain, including:

  • Decompression therapy
  • Injections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy

Depending on your diagnosis, the team works with you to develop a combination of therapies to relieve your pain and improve the strength and function of your back. Initial treatments focus on eliminating your pain through massage, decompression, and chiropractic adjustments.

Once you’re feeling better, the team incorporates rehab exercises and stretches to strengthen your back and improve your flexibility. Following your rehab program at home can also help you prevent future back injuries.

Get effective solutions to back pain by scheduling a visit at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center online or by phone now.