Navigate through the sections below to learn all about getting to the root cause of your back pain!
Symptoms of Back Pain
- Condition is progressively worsening.
- Diffculty with unsupported sitting and better with supported backrest.
- Frequent bouts or episodes of symptoms (recurrence, not first episode).
- Frequent episodes of muscle spasms.
- Giving way or back giving out, feeling of instability.
- Greater pain returning to erect position from flexion.
- History of painful catching or locking during trunk motions.
- Inability to “hold” a spinal adjustment.
- Long-term, chronic disorder.
- Need to frequently crack or pop the back to reduce symptoms.
- Pain during transitional activities.
- Pain increased with sudden, trivial, or mild movements.
- Rotational symptoms, different symptoms on different days.
- Temporary relief with back brace or corset. Worse with sustained postures or a decreased likelihood of reported static position that is not painful.
These symptoms can be signs of the following back pain conditions caused by spinal soft tissue injury that we commonly treat with S.T.A.R. Therapy.
Causes of Back Pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
S.T.A.R. Therapy Treatment for Back Pain
Ninety-five percent of low back pain is located in a six-by-four inch area, the weakest link in the vertebral-pelvis complex. At the end of the spine, small but important structures connect in a very small space, which happens to be the six-by-four inch area. Any time these soft tissue structures are overstretched, it can create spinal soft tissue injury. This is typically the area treated with S.T.A.R. Therapy to stimulate healing and soft tissue repair.
The reason for developing herniated discs, degenerated discs, spondylolisthesis, or other injury is spinal soft tissue injury or instability. If this is not corrected, a patient is more likely to continue on the course of “pain management” and use therapies and pain pills to temporarily calm the pain or get back into alignment. Remember, spinal spinal soft tissue injury can be a progressive disorder, meaning that the area continues to degenerate until regenerative treatments are used to restore the area. As the structures continue to break down, they pinch on nerves and cause pain that can radiate down the legs and into the feet.
The primary advantage of using the S.T.A.R. Therapy technique with back pain is that it is non-invasive and comprehensive. It consists of thousands of pulsations per treatment to stimulate growth and repair. We find that this is the most clinically effective and well-researched technique for long-term effectiveness. This is, in part, why patients travel to our clinic for back pain treatment from all around the United States and internationally.
Generally, within just a few treatments, the injured soft tissues have strengthened enough to better stabilize the spine, therefore, alleviating the pain.
Our Research for Back Pain
- Shock Wave Treatment Protects From Neuronal Degeneration via a Toll-Like Receptor 3 Dependent Mechanism: Implications of a First-Ever Causal Treatment for Ischemic Spinal Cord Injury. Lobenwein D1, Tepeköylü C, Kozaryn R, Pechriggl EJ, Bitsche M, Graber M, Fritsch H, Semsroth S, Stefanova N, Paulus P, Czerny M, Grimm M, Holfeld J. Journal of the American Heart Association (2015)
- Mechano-Transduction Effect Of Shockwaves In The Treatment Of Lumbar Facet Joint Pain: Comparative Effectiveness Evaluation Of Shockwave Therapy, Steroid Injections And Radiofrequency Medial Branch Neurotomy. Nedelka T, Nedelka J, Schlenker J, Hankins C, Mazanec R. (Neoro Enocrinology Letters 2014)