Headaches and neck pain will quickly take your attention away from any task. And a back strain or chronic disc problem can prevent you from completing a full-days’ work. After making a thorough review of your condition, we can offer one or a combination of 15 pain relieving therapies. We start with conservative care, using safe and effective techniques without side effects. For more complex problems, such as bulging or herniated discs, we evaluate to see if you are a candidate for a new technology that offers non-surgical spinal decompression. For more information about Back Pain Plano, see our blog posts.
The problem with pain
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Suffering with neck or spinal pain can bring your life to a complete halt. From carpal tunnel syndrome, injuries from athletics, auto accident or on the job — you may experience severe pain that needs a physical medicine to restore function.
80% of people over the age of 30 will experience back problems at some point in their lives, and 30% of those will have recurring problems.
Taking action on your pain as soon as possible means that you can get the relief you need to keep your life on track. If you’re experiencing lower back pain, neck pain or headaches, we have the knowledge and technology to help restore your good health.
Causes of back pain
How we can help you with your pain relief for back pain
In order to analyze the body as a whole, we must look at the Nervous System: the Brain Stem and Spinal Cord are the primary pathways to send and receive messages to and from the brain. These messages control the health and function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body.
When you’re in pain, getting the right treatment is your highest priority. We offer various and multiple pain relieving therapies based on your specific condition. Whether a simple strain from sports or a chronic disc problem, we recommend a treatment that’s right for you: spinal manipulation, exercises or a gentle machine for decompression. We use safe and effective techniques that are modern, yet conservative, to relieve the source of the pain without surgery.
What to expect the Apex staff are committed to helping you feel 100% better. We perform a comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic testing before recommending treatment. Examples of tests that you may receive are:
- X-Rays – An X-Ray provides an image that can be used to evaluate bones, joints and degenerative lesions in the spine.
- Surface EMG – The EMG/Nerve Conduction Study is a useful test to study the areas of dysfunction in the spine.
- Computerized muscle testing and range of motion to measure the function of your body.
Our mission is to provide patients with the finest quality healthcare, utilizing the most modern technologies available, combined with nutritional wisdom. We strive to provide you with excellent customer service in a warm, friendly environment dedicated to delivering optimal health and wellness.
How is Apex Physical Medicine Different?
At Apex Physical Medicine, we stay abreast of the latest technology to offer our patients of all ages – from newborns to seniors and everyone in between – relief from various modalities.
Our Medical Director, Preston Alexander, M.D., is on staff and can address any medical needs you may have without having to go to another doctor’s office. Our Nurse Practitioner, Shannon Jackson, NP is available to address any musculoskeletal pain and inflammation with various types of injections. We also have the ability to diagnose and treat seasonal allergies. We really strive to be a one stop shop for you.
High Power Laser
Our team is equipped to help alleviate your aching pain at an accelerated rate using high power laser. There are only three doctors in the United States that offer patients this advanced technology – Advanced High-Power Laser. This state of the art equipment is designed to be comfortable and effective in relieving pain for acute & chronic pain neuropathy, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve entrapments, foot and ankle pain, non-healing wounds and many more. This is the same type of treatments offered to professional athletes.
We also offer the DRX9000, a state-of-the-art system that helps with low (lumbar) back pain, cervical pain, pain due to disc herniation, spinal stenosis, sciatica and arm pain. Our equipment helps enhance and speed up the healing process. If you are seeking pain management relief from your lower back pain, call our office to find out how this technology can help you too.