Back Pain Specialist

CLI Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Palm Harbor, FL

Back pain is a common problem that the vast majority of adults can expect to experience at some point in life. It’s estimated that chronic back pain affects about 30 million men and women in the United States at any given time. The experienced team of physicians at CLI Integrative Medicine in Palm Harbor, Florida specialize in helping adults with a wide range of underlying conditions find long-term relief from persistent back pain. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

Why does my back hurt?

Made up of bones, joints, discs, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other tissues, your back is an incredibly complex structure that gives your body the core strength, stability, and flexibility you need to bend, twist, reach, and flex effortlessly.

But when injury, chronic disease, or age-related wear-and-tear affect any part of your back’s anatomy, you can find yourself living with persistent or even debilitating pain. Some of the most frequent reasons for back pain are:

  • Herniated, bulging, or ruptured discs
  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis
  • Strained or sprained muscles
  • Stressed or weakened joints
  • Sprained or stressed ligaments

You’re at greater risk of experiencing back pain if you’re overweight or you don’t exercise regularly. Sitting all day or standing for long periods of time can also give rise to back pain, particularly if you have a spinal misalignment, poor posture, or lack proper support. Although the problem affects adults of all ages, it’s more likely occur as you get older, typically starting in early middle age.

How does chiropractic care alleviate back pain?

Chiropractic care is a gentle, noninvasive way to stimulate your body’s natural corrective mechanisms, promote healing, reduce discomfort, and put you in a better position to avoid future back pain.

Using precise, hands-on spinal adjustments, chiropractic care can help restore normal bone and joint position, alleviate nerve stress, and improve mobility.

As a holistic practice, chiropractic care recognizes that a variety of factors influence your pain as well as your overall health, ranging from exercise and nutrition to sleep and stress.

As such, a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan also aims to improve or eliminate back pain by giving you nutrition advice, physical-therapy exercises, sleep recommendations and other tools that can help you play an active role in your recovery and continued health.

What are other effective treatment options?

Because the team of doctors and specialists at CLI Integrative Medicine know that every individual is unique, they offer a complete menu of noninvasive treatment options for back pain, many of which can be used to complement or enhance a chiropractic treatment plan.

If your back pain happens to be muscle-related, for example, massage can help work out the kinks, release tension, and increase your range of motion. Massage also promotes the release of mood-boosting endorphins, your body’s natural pain relievers.

Cold-laser therapy is another effective treatment option for back pain. It uses advanced laser technology to quickly and effectively decrease inflammation, restore range of motion, and alleviate pain. Once inflammation has subsided, incorporating corrective exercises and therapeutic stretches can go a long way in preventing future back problems.

If you’d like to put an end to chronic back pain for good, call CLI Integrative Medicine today or book an appointment online at any time.