Back Pain Specialist

Advanced Medical Center

Integrated Medical Clinic & Chiropractors located in Roland Park, Baltimore, MD

Living with chronic back pain doesn’t have to be something you get used to. At Baltimore’s integrated medical clinic, Advanced Medical Center, your dedicated pain specialist gets to the root of what’s causing your back pain. You work with providers who have extensive experience helping you get through back pain using the most modern treatment options. It’s easy to book your back pain consultation online, or over the phone, with the caring medical team which serves Roland Park as well.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain isn’t always caused by one thing. Chances are, you have a handful of problems that increase the pain in your back. Your provider works hard to find all possible causes so you can get started on a treatment plan immediately. Some of the common causes of back pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Herniated disc
  • Bulged disc
  • Muscle strains
  • Narrowing spinal canal
  • Undiagnosed genetic defect
  • Bone fracture
  • Tumor or cyst
  • Compressed nerves

How is back pain treated?

Your back pain treatment depends on the cause of your pain. As wellness providers, the team at Advanced Medical Center strives to use non-surgical options first. They have helped countless patients recover from a back injury, without going into the operating room.

Your back pain treatment plan can include:

  • Manual adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage therapy
  • Topical pain relievers
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Injury prevention counseling

Will I need chiropractic adjustments for back pain?

It’s possible. Most back pain sufferers prefer to start with chiropractic adjustments. When you schedule regular sessions with the chiropractor, they start by realigning your spine, as well as all of the joints in your body. You probably are going to feel some sort of pain release right away, or shortly after your session.

While manual adjustments are a major part of your overall visit with your chiropractor, they’re not the only part. It’s important to have soft tissues — like muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage — treated as well. Your visits likely include electrical stimulation therapy or ultrasound therapy, which are helpful for relieving pain and healing soft tissue damage.

Do I need to see a chiropractor every week for back pain?

Probably yes, in the beginning at least. If chiropractic adjustments are a part of your back pain relief plan, you usually start out with two to three weekly appointments. You may keep this pace for two to three months, or longer until it’s time to gradually cut back on your visits. Even when you get to that point when you’re completely free of back pain, many patients still come in for maintenance adjustments a few times each month.