Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers offers low back pain treatments to reduce pain and improve
Other innovative techniques such as myofascial release, soft-tissue immobilization, active release, 3D ActiveTrac and osteopathic manipulation can be combined with more traditional treatments to get you back to your everyday life.
The AlterG is a state-of-the-art treadmill that can reduce
Alternative treatment methods may be recommended by your treating physician to help reduce your pain and get you back to your normal daily activities. Most patients have positive outcomes with a combination of rehabilitation therapy, physical therapy and chiropractic care. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches can provide additional relief for chronic low back pain. Acupuncture, meditation, yoga and tai chi are just a few of the alternative treatments available. Exercise programs that strengthen core muscles—which support the low back and improve flexibility, proper posture and positioning—are recommended as well.
Other innovative techniques such as myofascial release, soft-tissue immobilization, active release, 3D ActiveTrac and osteopathic manipulation can be combined with more traditional treatments to get you back to your everyday life. Delaware Back Pain has cutting-edge equipment—like Class III and Class IV cold-laser therapies, and an anti-gravity treadmill called the AlterG. This state-of-the-art treadmill can reduce your body weight, which in turn can reduce pain during rehabilitation therapy.
Treatment goals are to reduce pain and improve functional activities of daily living. It is important to realize that many patients with chronic pain may not be cured, but that they may be able to better manage their pain.
Injections may be an effective treatment for lower back pain, especially if more conservative treatments have not been successful. The use of fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance helps localize the injection to the source of the pain. There are many different types of injections that can help relieve pain. Some injections, such as trigger-point injections and joint injections, can be performed in a doctor’s office. Other procedures, such as epidural steroid injections and facet joint injections, are frequently performed in an outpatient surgical center. Epidural steroid injections are frequently used to treat radiating low back pain. A spinal cord stimulator can also be an alternative solution to your chronic low back pain.
A multidisciplinary team with different areas of expertise may be beneficial for patients with low back pain. In many cases, patients have not only physical pain but also psychological and/or social issues that need to be addressed as part of the healing process. Pain-management counseling, including behavior modification and relaxation techniques, may be an effective treatment for pain. Self-management programs, which educate patients to employ alternative ways of thinking about and reacting to pain, have also been effective. Still, despite the many non-surgical and surgical options available, those who suffer from chronic pain may not experience a complete elimination of pain. The goals of the treatment plans are to help patients manage and reduce chronic pain, and improve daily functions.
Dr. Barry L. Bakst, D.O., FAAPMR,
Dr. Barry Bakst has been a leader in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation for over thirty years in Delaware. Dr. Bakst works with a team of predominantly board-certified doctors, including physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, interventional pain-management specialists, chiropractors and a psychologist. Personalized care and treatment plans are tailored to each patient. Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers provides multidisciplinary approaches to pain management under one roof.
With over 30 years of combined experience, the team members at Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers are the experts in getting you better faster!
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