Back Pain And Sciatica

Back Pain And Sciatica Specialist
Back pain can happen to anyone, no matter what your age, shape, or size. In fact, most people will suffer from some form of back pain in their lifetime. Get the diagnosis and treatment you need for back pain from Dr. Bryan S. Edmiston at Om Spa Chiropractic & Wellness. Whether you need chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, or a combination of the two, Dr. Edmiston will develop a wellness plan to relieve your pain. Schedule your appointment online today.

Back Pain and Sciatica Q & A

OM Spa Chiropractic & Wellness

What is back pain?

Back pain comes in many different forms for many different reasons. Lower back pain, middle back pain, upper back pain, sciatica, herniated disc, and bulging disc can all be addressed by Om Spa Chiropractic & Wellness’s chiropractic care specializations.

Other forms or contributors to back pain include nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis.

Dr. Edmiston is dedicated to surgery-free treatment of pain and disorders that are directly related to the neuromuscular system and spine.

How is this pain diagnosed?

Dr. Edmiston takes new patients through a performance-based evaluation to diagnose their spinal, neurological, and muscular health. He uses three different classifications of back injuries to form a diagnosis:

  • Mechanical back pain - This is pain in the lumbar spine, usually from overuse of muscles, improper lifting techniques, or poor posture.
  • A nerve problem - This occurs when a nerve root is pinched or compressed in the lower back. One common nerve condition is sciatica, which can lead to back, leg, and foot pain. Other nerve conditions that cause back pain are spinal stenosis, lumbar herniated disc, and spondylolisthesis.
  • Serious medical issues - Chiropractic can help detect serious medical conditions, such as a tumor, infection, bone fractures, a major neurological problem, joint infection, pacemaker issues, and artificial joint implant problems. If Dr. Edmiston’s evaluation reveals injuries of this severity, he’ll direct you to the best source for proper treatment.

How is back pain treated?

Hands-on spinal manipulation is proven to heal the body without medication or surgery. The manipulation of the spine can restore mobility in the joints that were restricted with pain. Dr. Edmiston will perform a digital scan of your spine and nervous system as part of his evaluation. This scan helps him create your wellness plan.

To enhance the healing effects of Dr. Edmiston’s chiropractic manipulative treatment, Om Spa Chiropractic & Wellness provides an array of physiological therapeutic procedures, including:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Mechanical traction
  • Dry hydrotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Infrared Saunas
  • Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
  • Rehabilitation and postural exercises
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Nutrition and Nutritional supplements

 

All of Dr. Edmiston’s injury rehab clients receive “blueprint” exercises designed specifically for their rehabilitation plan. When they’re performed at home as directed, these exercises can improve the effectiveness of spinal correction by as much as 30-40%.

 

**Theraputic massage and/or infrared saunas can be used independently or in conjuction with Chiropractic.

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