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Back pain is such a common problem that health experts note that most people will experience it at some time in their adult lives. Low back pain can result from repetitive work tasks, sports activities, strains from moving or overuse while doing home repair or remodeling. These injuries can result in intermittent or even chronic back pain. In some cases, diseases such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia can contribute to back pain. Good diagnosis and treatment can help you to return to full function, without pain. Your Pawleys Island chiropractor can offer a number of techniques to relieve discomfort and improve strength and flexibility in your spinal column.
The back is a complex system of bones, muscles, tendon, ligaments, and nerves that function together to provide smooth, flexible movement. When any part of this system is injured or disrupted, the result can be pain that occurs either intermittently or on a chronic basis. Returning the back and spine to normal function can require a significant period of treatment and therapy. Your Pawleys Island chiropractor has extensive training on how the spinal column functions and can provide effective treatment to return these structures to normal.
We can help to relieve back pain, using a variety of specialized chiropractic methods. A spinal adjustment can re-align the vertebrae in the spinal column, which relieves pressure on discs that cushion the bones and nerves. Spinal decompression is a method of stretching the spine in order to separate compressed bones and discs, relieving pressure on nerves that lead to pain. We also use K-laser therapy to relieve muscle spasms and stiffness. Corrective exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the back for greater flexibility and range of motion. Nutritional supplements can reduce inflammation and improve tissue healing. We can also provide ergonomic advice to arrange your work and home environments correctly to prevent further injury.
Dr. Neil Fico has extensive knowledge and training in chiropractic care to help patients in Pawleys Island, SC and surrounding communities, using the most current techniques. We will provide a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your problem, so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. Call Strand Spinal Institute today at 843-970-1939 for an appointment to learn more about how chiropractic care can relieve back pain and improve your spinal function.
$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*
$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*
*Cannot be combined with insurance
Dr. Fico has been nothing short of a godsend to me….
I walked in with neck pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale. Dr. Fico worked me up with scans, x-rays and an examination and developed a treatment plan. I walked out two months later with a pain level of 2-3. Very happy me. I continue to go see Dr. Fico for regular treatments to stay well. Kristy, their nutritionist took me under her belt and provided me with natural remedies for my pain, anxiety, depression and stomach issues. I did a 10 day cleanse with guidance - Worth it! The staff is so very kind, compassionate and caring. I felt like I was going to see friends that cared about my entire wellbeing and health, not just my neck. Forever grateful!.
Meet with the expert practitioners at Strand Spine! You’ll enjoy the care, wisdom, guidance and accountability they provide. Working with Dr. Parada and Kristy Whitehead has helped me significantly in my progress towards a healthier, more productive life. My regular adjustments, prescribed exercises and nutrition plan have increased my energy levels, changed my eating habits and prepared me well for my marathon this past January. I’ve lost weight, increased my flexibility and feel great.
- Brandon Schaefer
Dr. Fico was referred to me by Dr. Waters an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have also been evaluated by Neuro Surgeons with no hope short of surgery. I was in constant lower back pain, unable to stand or walk without the help of a cane. Dr. Fico and his very professional staff treated my wife and I like family.
Using the Spinal Decompression machine and spinal manipulation my compromised spine with two bulging discs, birth defects, began to heal. In only eighteen treatments I can now enjoy shopping for hours, travel in a car, vacation, and do normal house hold responsibilities without pain or limitations. I recommend the Strand Spine Institute to anyone that wishes to regain and maintain a healthy , happy life.
I was worse off than I thought and we talked about a long term plan rather than the quick fix I was used to. After recommending the DRX9000 for treating my neck and back problems, I was on board. But I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest hopes. My skepticism disappeared when we saw the x-rays of my spine after I had finished my treatments. The space that was missing between my lower discs from the initial X-ray was now back significantly. Having a multitude of tools at his disposal like K-Laser treatment definitely helped in my recovery.
- Billy Zorn
Three years ago I came to Strand Spine Institute because I could not sit for any period of time without pain in my sciatic nerve. I had never been to a chiropractor but did not want to take drugs so I gave the chiropractor option a try. After taking a set of x-rays and discussing my lifestyle, Dr. Fico came up with a treatment plan which included Spinal Decompression, chiropractic adjustments every couple of days and ice daily. After a few weeks of this treatment, my sciatica had greatly improved and sitting for a period of time was no longer an issue. I did not want this to happen again so we discussed on-going treatment as well as wellness. I have continued monthly with Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic Adjustments and an occasional K-Laser treatment.
I have added probiotics to my supplements and changed to the Metagenics Wellness Essentials. All of these plus workouts with my personal trainer at the gym have greatly improved my back as well as my knees. The staff at Strand Spine Institute has been such a blessing in my well-being and even though I am 67 I feel like I am younger than that and able to do so much. Wish it would improve my golf game!!