Back pain can be debilitating, reoccurring and life-altering. Chronic back pain can affect employment, drastically alter lifestyles and keep the sufferer in a constant cycle of doctors visits, pain medications and even recurring surgeries. We see a better way of alleviating back pain.
Improper body mechanics when lifting, stress, weak core muscles and physical injury are among the most common cause of back pain. Underlying causes, such as structural spinal problems may also exist and can be detected during a thorough examination.
Many treatments exist for back pain and are often chosen based on the cause and severity of the pain. Pain medication is often prescribed along with rest and inactivity. Conversely, some physicians recommend walking and other activities to help relieve back pain in those cases where muscle weakness is the contributing factor. Hot packs, cold packs and muscles relaxers help some patients with ultrasound treatments and traction required to treat severe cases.
Surgery is often considered a last resort and is only effective in certain types of patients. Results can vary dramatically from patient to patient and many find mixed results. Or worse— no relief at all.
We take a different approach – measuring the mesencephalic output.
This unique, yet very effective method to determine the cause of back pain is based on the mesencephalon, which is found in the upper part of the brain stem. A thorough neurological exam will determine if changes in mesencephalic output are contributing to the patient’s pain.
In many back pain patients, a high mesencephalic output may be a contributing factor. A high output of the mesencephalon can effect sleep, cause an increase in pulse and heart rate, touch off a urinary tract infection and cause increased sensitivity to light.
Along with a high mesenphalic output, the low back pain patient may have a decreased output of the cerebellum (in the rear of the brain), which controls involuntary spinal musculature. If the cerebellum is not functioning as it should, localized back pain can appear near or around the spinal area.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know), with back pain, give us a call at (573) 769-2400.