How We Help Back Pain in Shawnee

Back pain is the #1 reason for doctor visits each year. Lower back pain affects an average of over 17 million adults per year in the United States, and it affects athletes of all sports at one point or another.

Over 30% of those with lower back pain will experience discomfort the following year, and about 20% will experience a substantial decrease in mobility. If you are continually suffering from lower back pain, you may be experiencing nerve damage to the lumbago or sciatic area.

The US National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health reported that 20% to 35% of patients with back pain suffer from a neuropathic pain component. Once the discomfort begins, it is important to schedule an evaluation from a specialist like the doctors at Functional Health Institute Functional Health who understand and treat nerve damage.

A person with sciatic or lumbar pain can experience the following issues:

  • Sciatic pain typically occurs on one side of the lower body, with pain often present from the lower back, through the thigh, and down the leg. The sciatic nerve reaches from the lower back all the way to the toes, and depending on where the nerve is being pinched, a person’s discomfort can be felt from the lower back to the toes.
  • Discomfort from sciatica or lumbar issues can affect everybody differently from light and sporadic to excruciating.
  • Discomfort often worsens over time if root causes are not appropriately treated or masked with shorter-term approaches like painkiller drugs or injections.

How We Help Back Pain

Many traditional approaches to treating back pain can involve painkiller drugs, corticosteroid injections, and surgical procedures under a general anesthetic. Functional Health Institute’s alternative approach to treating back discomfort focuses on more conservative yet advanced methods. A comprehensive approach starts with an assessment of the root causes of back pain and the creation of a personalized treatment program designed to achieve quick relief from discomfort.

Functional Health Institute’s mission is to improve quality of life, and ongoing discomfort is not something a person has to “learn to live with.” We specialize in a unique combination of natural solutions that get people with discomfort off the sidelines and back participating in life.

Dr. Kingsbury, DC is certified through the Disc Centers of America. This advanced certification is given by the International advisory board on spinal decompression.

Decompression therapy effectively relieves the discomfort associated with disc herniation, degenerative discs, stenosis, posterior facet, and other spinal-related syndromes.

  • Assessment – A complete neurological and spinal assessment is performed to develop a personalized treatment approach for each individual patient.
  • Spinal Decompression – Non-surgical neurological back treatment program for rapid discomfort relief and disc healing.