Back Pain Specialist

Johnson Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Venice, FL

Back pain is one of the leading reasons for doctor visits and missed workdays. If you suffer from back pain and want to avoid surgery, chiropractor Jeffrey Johnson, DC, and the skilled team at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, can help. They offer a variety of integrative treatments for back pain, including chiropractic care and regenerative medicine. Call or book an appointment online today to find out how you can relieve back pain naturally.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is extremely common, affecting nearly everyone at some point. The multidisciplinary team at Johnson Medical Center evaluates and treats many causes of back pain, including:

Sprains and strains

Most cases of short-term back pain are due to overstretched or torn ligaments (sprains) and muscles (strains). Both of these injuries can result from activities like lifting something heavy or twisting your back awkwardly.

Pinched nerves

Also known as radiculopathy, a pinched or compressed nerve can cause pain, numbness, and tingling that originates in the upper or lower back and travels down an arm or leg.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a type of radiculopathy that affects the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine. This causes lower back pain that radiates into the hip, buttock, and down the back of the leg. 

Herniated or bulging discs

A herniated disc develops when some of the gel-like material inside an intervertebral disc bulges out and presses on a nerve. Herniated discs are a common cause of radiculopathy, including sciatica. 

Traumatic injuries

Traumatic injuries, such as a car accident or sports injury, can damage structures in your back and lead to pain. A traumatic injury can cause a disc to herniate or a ligament to stretch and tear. 

Skeletal irregularities

Congenital skeletal irregularities, such as scoliosis, that don’t resolve in childhood may cause back pain in middle-aged adults. 

How is back pain diagnosed?

First, the team at Johnson Medical Center examines your back and asks you to describe your pain. They evaluate your ability to perform a variety of movements to identify the source of pain and assess your range of motion. They may also take an on-site X-ray to check for structural abnormalities in your spine.

How is back pain treated?

The team takes a holistic, integrative approach to treating back pain. Even if other doctors have recommended surgery or medications to treat your back pain, the experts at Johnson Medical Center may have a less invasive alternative that provides long-lasting relief.

Depending on the cause of your back pain, treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Stretching and massage
  • Manipulation under anesthesia
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Laser therapy

Their medical team includes a licensed chiropractor, physical therapist, and nurse practitioner who work together to provide you with natural relief from back pain.

If you suffer from back pain, call Johnson Medical Center, or you can book an appointment online today.