Back Pain

Gain Wellness Center

Integrated Medical Practice located in Poway, CA

Back pain is one of the most prevalent health problems, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. The medical team at Gain Wellness Center in Poway, California, offers integrative and functional medicine treatments for adults with back pain. For a holistic approach to treating back pain, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a free consultation.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Just about everyone experiences back pain at some point in life. Most back pain is short-term, or acute, lasting a few days or weeks. Back pain that persists for more than 12 weeks is considered chronic. Any form of back pain can leave you unable to perform routine activities, like going to work or school. 

The team at Gain Wellness Center treats all types of back pain, including pain in the low back, upper back, and neck. Some causes of back pain, such as nerve compression, may cause pain to travel into the arms or legs. 

What causes back pain?

Your back consists of many structures, including a column of vertebrae that forms your spine. In between the vertebrae are rubbery discs filled with a gel-like substance, and many muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments surround the spine. Injury or damage to any of these structures can cause back pain. 

The expert team at Gain Wellness Center treats many problems that lead to back pain, including:

  • Muscle strains and ligament sprains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated or ruptured discs
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Nerve compression
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skeletal irregularities, including scoliosis

Certain factors may increase your risk for back pain, such as having a job that requires heavy lifting or repetitive motions like pulling and pushing. Weight gain, increasing age, and starting new physical activities without proper conditioning also increase your risk for back pain. 

What treatments are available for back pain?

The first step in back pain treatment involves identifying the underlying cause with a complete wellness evaluation. Your provider at Gain Wellness Center carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history. They perform a physical exam and may take tests, such as blood tests and X-rays, to confirm your diagnosis. 

Then, they develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. They specialize in functional medicine to help you achieve optimal health. Depending on the cause of your back pain, treatment may include:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Functional nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Cellular detoxification
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

The goal of treatment is to empower you to make choices that improve your health and relieve back pain. To learn how you can take control of your life and overcome back pain, call Gain Wellness Center or schedule a free consultation online today.