The Novelli Wellness Center Sees the Spine in Many Ways to Diagnose and Relieve Back Pain

There are so many options to “see” the spine. Imaging, ultrasound, clinical testing. What’s best? That depends. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal pain doctor at The Novelli Wellness Center uses the test(s) that are necessary to “see’’ the spine best to create the best treatment plan for treatment and relief.

KNOWING WHAT MAY UNDERLIE PAIN: What Chiropractors Look For

Chiropractors as well as general practitioners and other healthcare providers must be on the look out for all kinds of underlying causes of back pain from fractures, infections, tumors, radiculopathy, axial spondylarthritis, and extravertebral causes. These may call for imaging, lab tests, etc., to help identify. 20% of back pain episodes may have these types of underlying conditions that really should be found in a timely manner. (1) Sometimes, knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis appear together in the same patient. Having one or the other issue significantly raised the odds of having the other. (2) Though they are not likely in your vocabulary, they are in your chiropractor’s! Schmorl’s nodes. Seen on imaging, these are noted in 33% of low back pain patients and in only 11.5% of asymptomatic subjects. Body weight seems to influence the number of these seen on imaging. (3) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is well-versed in looking for all of these and more issues.

WHAT ELSE DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR LOOK FOR

Reduced balance capability could potentially impact recovery from low back pain. (4) The Novelli Wellness Center looks for depressive signs as they tend to contribute to more primary care appointments in acute low back pain patients, greater pain intensity, more disability, and less recovery in acute and chronic back pain patients. (5) Each of our Buffalo, NY patients is a whole person! Your chiropractic team sees you that way. So what else do we look for? Anything and everything that may reduce your recovery.

WHAT DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR DO FOR SPINE-RELATED PAIN

Whether you have low back pain or neck pain or low back or neck related leg or arm pain, your Buffalo, NY chiropractor will manage your care be it just for a diagnosis and referral to the proper healthcare colleague or for the establishment of an in-house treatment plan leading to pain relief. We are here for you. We gather the spine research to keep abreast of all the latest in diagnostic tips and tools. And we offer pain-relieving spinal manipulation with The Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression System of Spinal Pain Mangement. Spinal manipulation has shown itself through research to be good at controlling low back pain as quickly as immediately. Stiffness and tone were seen to improve right after treatment while elasticity decreased. (6)

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiollilo on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how he found a spinal tumor in his detailed clinical exam of a man with back pain. Infrequent, yes, but such a cause of pain can be found by a well-trained and experienced chiropractor like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor. You are in good hands!

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center. With so many ways available to “see” your spine, know that we will find what’s going on and a path to get you some pain relief. See you at your next chiropractic appointment! 

 
The Novelli Wellness Center will use any combination of a variety of means to see the spine and diagnose its underlying pain issue to set a course for pain relief. 
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