June 25, 2017

Pain Management

lower back pain doctor wilmington ncAbout 85 percent of the population will experience disabling, low back pain at least once during their lives!

That’s almost all of us.  The problem is so bad that, at any one time, 6.8 percent of the U.S. adult population is suffering from an episode of back pain lasting more than two weeks.  That’s a lot of bad backs.  The estimated cost of this problem in the U.S. is over $50 billion a year.

The traditional health care approaches to back pain vary depending on the severity of the condition.  Muscle relaxers, painkillers, rest, physical therapy, injections, and finally surgery.  However, this approach has not been found to be very helpful.

Surgery for lower back pain with radicular pain (radiating pain), has been proven to be clinically ineffective in 50% of cases.

The medical approach is sometimes necessary – even back surgery has a place.  But, according to some studies, most spinal surgery for acute lower back problems should be rarely performed.  Many people who have had back surgery report a recurrence of their symptoms within a year or two of the operation and may return to the operating table.  In some cases, the surgery makes no difference whatsoever.  In other cases, it does bring long-term relief.

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Our Approach

I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of chronic back and neck pain.  I perform a thorough neurological, orthopedic, and chiropractic exam to determine the exact cause of your problem. I promise that you have never been evaluated like this before at any doctors office! In many chronic pain patients I may find several distinct patterns. One, a high mesencephalic output is often found.

There are three parts to the brain stem: the top, middle, and lower.  The mesencephalon is the top part of the brain stem.  A high output of the mesencephalon will cause an increased pulse and heart rate, inability to sleep or waking up from fitful sleep, urinary tract infection, increase warmth or sweating, and sensitivity to light.

Along with a high mesenphalic output, the low back pain patient may have a decreased output of the cerebellum.  The cerebellum is in the back part of the brain, and it controls all of the involuntary spinal musculature.

Also, cortisol (a stress hormone), is often decreased in chronic pain cases. Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory and if decreased, will allow inflammation to run wild. This should be evaluated. I know of no other doctor in town that does this on chronic pain patients.

We treat patients metabolically and neurologically. We leave no stone unturned, even utilizing newer technologies such as PEMF (electro magnetic) and laser therapies, which has allowed us to have a high success rate even with the most complicated cases.

Just check out this success story below!


For more information or to see if you might be a candidate for these breakthrough treatment programs contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation.