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Back Pain services offered in Buffalo, NY

At least 65 million Americans have experienced back pain recently, and nearly one-quarter of them live with chronic pain. At OWM Integrative Wellness in Buffalo, New York, the experienced functional and integrative medicine providers look beyond the surface to find the root cause of your back pain. Innovative healing modalities targeted for your specific cause of back pain can then help you heal and recapture a pain-free life. Request an appointment online or call the office for help now. 

Back Pain Q & A

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What causes back pain?

Back pain has many causes, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Compression fractures due to osteoporosis
  • Facet joint dysfunction

Other factors can increase your risk of back pain, such as poor posture and extra weight. Many people with chronic conditions like Lyme disease and fibromyalgia also experience back pain. 

How is back pain diagnosed? 

Because back pain has many causes, finding the true cause of your problems is the first priority. The OWM Integrative Wellness team conducts a complete physical exam and reviews your medical history during your initial evaluation.

You will cover many topics with the team during your initial evaluation, including your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and health goals. All this information helps the team formulate a preliminary diagnosis to determine what tests you need.

A problem, or group of problems, lies at the root of all chronic pain. Extensive testing is a significant focus in functional and integrative medicine because the providers use the information from these tests to find large and small pain triggers.

Testing and imaging exams can pinpoint the specific area where your pain originates, determine the degree of tissue damage, and even uncover pain-causing factors that you might not realize. It is surprising for some patients to learn that their pain originates from mold toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, or hormone imbalance.

How is back pain treated?

The OWM Integrative Wellness team customizes back pain treatment for every patient. Your specific treatment plan depends on the cause of your pain and how disruptive it is. Some of the treatment options for back pain include: 

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  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Tissue support therapy

These approaches work by stimulating healing within the damaged part of your spine. OWM Integrative Wellness uses a specialized injection protocol that covers not only the damaged area but also the tissues that support it, leading to better healing and a stronger spine.

Generally, most patients take a multimodal approach to back pain because using multiple therapies at once accurately targets all of the factors involved in pain. The team may recommend additional modalities such as deep tissue hyperthermia, intravenous (IV) infusions, and naturopathic medicine.

If you have back pain that holds you back from loving your life, OWM Integrative Wellness is ready to guide you to wellness. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

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