Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Here at Premier Spine and Sports Medicine, we specialize in helping others find out what is causing their hip pain and correcting it so that they feel like themselves again, or even better than before! Our hips are such an important part of our body. They ensure that we stand up straight, control the entire bottom half of us, and allow us to walk, run, kick, and play.
In many cases, hip pain is simply caused by osteoarthritis, though it can also be a result of an injury.
We will put together a treatment plan to make sure that this happens. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may treat you by adjusting your hips though we also do exercise therapy, stretching, massage, and other solutions.
In a recent study, 60% of chiropractic patients had their symptoms improve so much that they no longer required surgery. That is our goal. If you do have osteoporosis, you will still benefit from chiropractic care to relieve your hip pain.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
It’s estimated that 11% of adults suffer from chronic pain. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland, can effectively treat lower-back pain, the leading cause of chronic pain and disability, as well as many other sources of chronic pain. Contact the office or schedule an appointment online to get interventional pain management and learn other innovative treatments that can provide relief from chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine is an evolving field that uses innovative treatments like platelet-rich plasma injections to heal wounds and trigger the growth of new, healthy tissue. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland, proudly offers regenerative medicine. Contact the office or schedule an appointment online to learn how these treatments effectively treat musculoskeletal conditions like knee pain and sports injuries.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
If you twist your ankle on the job or experience a slip-and-fall accident while running errands, orthopedic physical therapy provides a safe and effective treatment option to ease pain and get you back on your feet. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland, specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and other related treatments. If you or a loved one is suffering, request an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
If you’ve been diagnosed with urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapse, pelvic floor rehabilitation provides a safe, nonsurgical means of easing your symptoms. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland, proudly offers pelvic floor rehabilitation to men and women. To learn more about this unique treatment option, request an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.
If you undergo orthopedic surgery, post-operative rehabilitation can help speed up your recovery, limiting pain and other uncomfortable side effects. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown regularly works with patients of all ages to develop custom post-operative rehabilitation treatment plans. If you’re ready to take the first step toward recovery, request an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool.
If you’re one of the 65%-80% of runners who suffer a running-related injury each year, running rehabilitation can ease uncomfortable symptoms and get you back on your feet. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland, proudly offers a comprehensive suite of running rehabilitation treatments, including cutting-edge gait analysis. If you’re interested in learning more about running rehabilitation, request an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.
If you regularly experience pain as a result of muscle spasms, muscle tension, or joint dysfunction, manual therapy is worth considering. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown regularly uses manual therapy to encourage healing and promote well-being. To learn more about the benefits of manual therapy, request an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.
If you’re one of the 15% of Americans who regularly experiences dizziness, you may want to consider vestibular rehabilitation. Vestibular rehabilitation works to ease dizziness and improve balance through safe, nonsurgical means. Premier Spine and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, Maryland, specializes in vestibular rehabilitation. To request your consultation today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.
Acupuncture is an old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine dating back over 4,000 years. It still remains effective today as a way to strengthen the body rather than merely treating symptoms. It is primarily used to relieve pain as well as treat other conditions. More than 3 million Americans and 200,000 children in the U.S. have had acupuncture to help relieve a symptom or condition. Because of its low side effects, it has been the treatment of choice for many doctors across the country. It is even more popular in other countries.
Cupping is an ancient practice and can be found in Egyptian texts as far back as 1550 B.C. It was practiced in ancient Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures as well. Within modern medicine, cupping has been adopted by practitioners across many different fields, including chiropractors.
We perform cupping therapy by placing specialized cups on your skin for several minutes to create suction. You can think of it as the opposite of a massage – pulling your tissue up rather than massing your tissue down. Depending on your needs, cupping can also be combined with acupuncture.
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Joint problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
Your practitioner will create the suction in the cups through the use of a small handheld vacuum device. This causes the skin and underlying tissue within the cups to lift, allowing for greater circulation and relief of pain. In most cases, these cups are left in place for a few minutes and then gently removed.
Benefits of cupping include reduced pain and inflammation, a greater sense of well-being, decreased pain and irritation caused by skin, joint, and muscle issues, improved digestion, and lowered blood pressure.
Side effects are generally mild and may include bruising where the cups were placed and minor discomfort. Bruising and marks left from the therapy typically last a few days, but may take more than a week to fade.