Many people are learning that chiropractic care offers an excellent treatment option for neck and low back pain, whether it be acute (fresh injury), or chronic (long-lasting or not responding to other forms of care). The reason why chiropractic works so well is because care is geared toward correcting the underlying cause of the pain and dysfunction.
Whether it is low back, mid back or neck pain, our approach is to first determine the cause of the problem. This usually involves a complete history, a thorough physical and neurological examination, with possible imaging studies needed to make a precise diagnosis.
Once a cause is established, a variety of treatment options may be indicated. If your back pain is a result of misalignment of the spine or a muscular dysfunction, chiropractic adjustments as well as stretching, ergonomic and lifestyle counseling, proper nutrition and core stabilization/rehabilitative strengthening exercise programs are prescribed. By treating the cause of the problem and not only the symptoms, results can be significant and long lasting.
Dr. Keren believes in not only treating the condition to get the patient out of pain and to improve function, but also to follow that with core stabilization/rehabilitative exercises so that the patient can be more dependent on him/herself. One reason many physicians in the Tel Aviv area choose Dr. Keren to care for their patients with disc-related and other low back pain problems is because of his use of the Cox flexion/distraction technique. It is one of the best treatment protocols available for disc and other related pathology.
Sometimes back pain occurs due to another underlying condition that needs to be properly managed, and you may be referred out. If you are experiencing back pain, stiffness, numbness, shooting pain, or any low back discomfort, consult our clinic today to arrange for an evaluation.