Are you one of the many people who feel a constant irritability in their lumbar, lumbosacral, or sacroiliac areas? Lower back pain affects about 80% of adults at some point in their lives and is the leading contributor to missed work days.
Functional Medicine for Back Pain
Pain is something everyone experiences at some point in their life. As we age, pain is more commonly caused by years of wear-and-tear as opposed to direct injuries through physical activity. It’s estimated over 25 million adults experience daily chronic pain and another 23 million experience severe pain — the majority of these reports stemming from chronic back pain.
How does the Epigenetic Healing Center Address Back Pain?
At the Epigenetic Healing Center in Overland Park, KS our functional physicians view each lower back pain case as unique as there are several ways to address back pain without the use of opioids or other medications.
Dr. Goodbinder and his physicians observe both your pain neuroscience and potential inflammation. Inflammation can play a role in chronic back pain and has been a target in pain management for years. Inflammation is also associated with our Immune System as there is a strong connection between our brains and our gut.
Additionally, most of our Immune System is located in our gut. When the Immune System has activated it communicates with the brain via pro-inflammatory cytokines. Inflammation can cause a variety of issues with your body including chronic back pain and fatigue. By developing a plan with our physicians to combat inflammation, you could also see results like one of our success stories.