Dr. Erika Hamer has been a chiropractor in Ponte Vedra Beach for several years. Along with her colleagues, Dr. Casey Means, and Dr. Lundy Tacti, she has helped hundreds of local Floridians find relief from their back pain. This common condition can be caused by a wide number of underlying issues but tends to respond exceptionally well to the natural services provided by natural chiropractic care. Our staff at Ponte Vedra Wellness Center can help diagnose and treat your back pain.
Back Pain: Types and Risk Factors
Why do you have upper, middle, or lower back pain? Common diagnoses include osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, muscle spasms or strains, ligament sprains, joint misalignments (subluxation), or disc injury (herniation, bulge, or degeneration). At our Ponte Vedra Beach chiropractic clinic, we can diagnose these and other conditions using digital imaging, physical tests, and personal/family medical interviewing.
Back pain is so common that at least 70% of people in the world will experience at least one episode of it in their lifetime. Back pain is also one of the leading causes of disability, lost wages, and diminished quality of life. This may lead you to wonder: why does it happen so frequently?
One reason is that the main risk factors for back pain are so common, too! These include:
- Growing older
- Sitting too much
- Having a physically demanding job
- Being overweight or obese
- Doing a lot of repetitive movement or heavy lifting
- Experiencing physical trauma, such as an auto accident or a fall
How a Chiropractor in Ponte Vedra Beach Manages Back Pain
When you come to work with a chiropractor in Ponte Vedra Beach or Nocatee, you'll be taken through a thorough examination process. Once a diagnosis has been made, you and the chiropractic physician will work together to devise an individualized back pain treatment plan. Elements of your plan will vary depending on the goals of treatment, which are typical to reduce pain and inflammation, promote faster tissue healing, improve core strength, address underlying postural imbalances, and correct faulty movement patterns.
To do this, your Ponte Vedra Beach chiropractor may utilize:
- Chiropractic adjustments, including non-surgical spinal decompression
- Modalities such as cold laser therapy and interactive metronome training
- Corrective exercises and postural re-training
- Lifestyle and nutritional counseling
These techniques have complementary effects. Combining them together enhances their overall effectiveness and improves your outcomes!
Would You Like to Experience Holistic Back Pain Treatment?
If you're looking for the kind of compassionate and highly skilled chiropractor in Ponte Vedra Beach can offer, contact the Ponte Vedra Wellness Center now at 904-273-2691 (or call 904-834-2717 for our Nocatee location). Your back pain treatment plan will help you maximize your spine health and get you feeling better than ever.