Dr. Schmidt specializes in safe, non-surgical therapies for long-term relief of back pain, focusing on repairing all affected structures - spine, soft tissue, and nerves. Each patient receives a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan designed to restore mobility, flexibility, and function while decreasing pain and discomfort.
Back pain can occur due to a number of factors: some of the most common include sports injuries, overuse, bone disorders, advanced age, sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, obesity, pregnancy, and more. The wear-and-tear of daily life can also negatively affect the spine and cause back pain. Even if the pain is localized in one area of the back, the entire spine is affected, and the negative effects can extend to the other areas of the body if left untreated.
The spinal imbalance caused by any of these factors can cause dysfunction in the joints, soft tissue, and nerves all along the spine. When this happens, there is pain and discomfort which can become severe if not addressed promptly. The longer the condition is allowed to progress, the worse the effects are on the body. Serious back pain can develop into numbness, sharp pains, and the inability to move the limbs.
Our patient-centered comprehensive approach targets pain at the source and treats is cause, not just the ensuing symptoms. Once the cause of pain is addressed through a personalized treatment plan, patients experience progressive relief that is long-lasting, as well as overall better health and future injury prevention.
Common back pain conditions that we treat include:
- Acute low back pain
- Chronic back pain
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sports injuries
- Facet syndrome
- Lumbar disc dysfunction
- Muscle strains
- Pinched nerves
- Tendon, ligament and muscle tears
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- And more