Back Pain

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Columbia, MD

About 40% of Americans had back pain within the last few months, making it the most common kind of chronic pain.  The leading health and pain care specialists at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD offer a holistic approach to back pain, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, naturopathic medicine, and functional medical care. This suite of natural solutions can get you back to an energetic and fun-filled life faster, so call the Columbia, Maryland, office or book your appointment online today. 

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is a debilitating issue with numerous causes. About 4 in 10 Americans experience back pain due to age-related changes in the spine, auto accident injury, wear-and-tear, or other causes. Some of the specific issues causing back pain are: 

  • Bulging disc

  • Herniated disc

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Spinal differences, such as scoliosis

  • Vertebral inflammation

  • Osteoporosis-related vertebral fractures

  • Slipped vertebra

  • Muscle strain

  • Ligament sprain

Back pain can also arise from kidney infections, kidney stones, gynecological issues, and other health problems. Dabbs Rehab Center of MD can accurately determine the root cause of your back pain and create a recovery plan to ease the pain and simultaneously improve your bodywide health. 

When do I need medical care for back pain?

Back pain sometimes improves with a short period of rest and home care, but those simple measures aren't enough when you have an issue within your spine. If you have back pain that doesn’t stop after a day or two, and you’re struggling to keep up with your normal daily activities, you need medical care.

What is the best treatment for back pain?

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD uses a comprehensive whole-person approach to relieve the true cause of your back pain. Treatment begins with a full evaluation, usually including X-rays and other testing methods that detect spinal imbalances and inflammation. Usually, you’ll have a multipronged treatment plan including:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care balances your spine and joints, improving nervous system function, relieving inflammation, and easing pain. Further, it often incorporates specialized soft tissue techniques to correct muscle balance and function and better support your spine.

Physical therapy

Physical therapists spend a full hour providing pain relief techniques like heat packs, ice therapy, and electrical stimulation. You’ll also receive therapeutic massage and learn exercises to strengthen the core muscles supporting your spine.

Naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes whole-body wellness through balanced nutrition, supplements, and other natural methods. 

Functional medicine

Functional medicine, like naturopathic medicine, focuses on the whole person. It uses extensive testing to find the root cause of illness, pain, and dysfunction. Chiropractic care can encompass a functional medicine philosophy, and there are also functional medicine doctors (medical doctors) who specialize in this approach.

With the whole-body approach, you can take control of your back pain and overall health faster than you think. Call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD or book your appointment online now.