Back pain has reached near epidemic proportions with millions of people suffering from it due to acute or chronic injuries. Dr. David Sniezek of the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center in McLean, VA and Washington, DC is both a medical doctor and a doctor of chiropractic, which allows him to provide more options for treating back pain.
Integrated medicine provides the best of both medical and alternative treatments. It has the same approach as chiropractic when it comes to treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Getting to the root of the pain is vital to treatment and overall wellness. Back pain does not have only one cause and figuring out the origin of each specific case makes it easier to provide the correct treatment or combination of treatments.
Microcurrent therapy is used to treat pain that is located in the soft tissue. Since the back has ligaments, muscles, and tendons, it has a great many areas where microcurrent therapy can help with pain. This therapy uses very small amounts of electric current to restore the electromagnetic field that all bodies have. It decreases inflammation, helps with pain, and lessens muscle spasms.
Medical acupuncture is acupuncture that is performed by a medical doctor. It is very similar to traditional acupuncture. It is a treatment that combines well with other medical and chiropractic therapies and treatments. Acupuncture can help the body to help itself to relieve pain in a holistic way.
Traditional joint and trigger point injections and prescriptions
As a medical doctor, Dr. Sniezek is able to perform joint and trigger point injections and to prescribe medication when necessary to help with pain. This is not usually a permanent solution, but in some cases it can help to relieve the pain enough to let other treatments work.
Therapeutic exercise, especially stretching, can help with back pain. Your doctor will show you the exercises, and you can then continue to use them at home. It is a good way to make sure that you recover your strength and flexibility.
When the spine is not aligned, pain in the back or neck is often the result. After an initial exam, your doctor will determine where the misalignment is and provide the manipulation that is necessary to get things back in line. There are different types of manipulation, some very gentle and some quite vigorous.
Contact Dr. Sniezek of Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center in McLean, VA and Washington, DC when you need help with your back pain. Call us at 202-296-3555 in Washington, DC and 703-506-8471 in McLean, VA. We serve Foggy Bottom, McLean, Tyson's Corner, and Washington, DC.