Back Pain Specialist

Primero Spine + Joint

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Jacksonville, FL

If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone. At least 31 million Americans experience back pain, and it’s the leading cause of disability worldwide. At Primero Spine + Joint in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Gabriel Busquets specializes in expertly and conservatively treating all types of back pain so patients of all ages can get long-term relief from symptoms. Dr. Busquets focuses on treating the underlying causes of your back pain rather than masking your symptoms with medication. To learn how natural chiropractic treatments and other physical therapies can help you get back on your feet again, call the office or schedule a consultation online.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

There are numerous underlying causes for back pain that keeps you from participating in daily activities or going to work. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Ligament sprains from stretching or tearing a ligament
  • Muscle strains from tearing a muscle or tendon
  • Auto accidents or sports injuries
  • Poor posture, standing or sitting over a desk
  • Repetitive motion
  • Lifting heavy objects or twisting the wrong way while lifting
  • Bulging (herniated) discs
  • Subluxations, or vertebral misalignments
  • Stress
  • Physical trauma
  • Degenerative conditions like arthritis, or wear and tear on your joints
  • Obesity
  • Bone loss
  • Pelvic or kidney problems and diseases
  • Cancer
  • Blood clots

Dr. Busquets is highly trained to expertly diagnose the exact cause, or causes, of your back pain so you can get the treatment you need to restore your health and relieve you of pain.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Back pain can appear in a variety of different symptoms, including muscle aches and loss of mobility. You may experience difficulty sitting, standing, or walking, or finding a comfortable sleeping position. Back pain can also cause pain to radiate down your leg, arm, or across your back and neck, depending on the source of the pain.

You may feel a constant dull ache, or sharp, stabbing pains in your lower back, middle and upper back, or into your neck and head. It’s important to identify the cause of your pain so Dr. Busquets can offer effective treatment options.

How is back pain treated?

There are numerous methods of treating back pain, and Dr. Busquets tailors a plan based on your specific causes and underlying conditions. Since he takes the most natural approach to back pain, your treatment plan may include any of the following:

  • A series of chiropractic adjustments
  • Gentle stretching exercises or physical therapies
  • Massage therapy to loosen tense muscles
  • Lifestyle modifications, like taking a break from activities that aggravate your back
  • Wearing a back brace to support the injured area
  • Spinal decompression
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit
  • Neck traction
  • Wobble chair exercises

Typically, after Dr. Busquets diagnoses the cause of your back pain, you begin with an individually tailored corrective care program, and as your condition improves, you transition into a maintenance care program.

If you suffer from back pain, Dr. Busquets invites you to call the office or schedule an appointment online to take the first step toward long-term healing and pain relief.