Back Pain Specialist

ReYouvenate

Lisa Fortin, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Specialist located in Petoskey, MI

Just because back pain is a common complaint among patients in Petoskey, Michigan, it doesn’t mean you have to learn to live with it. As an integrative medicine specialist at ReYouvenate, Lisa Fortin, MD, gets to the root of what’s causing your back pain and designs an individualized treatment plan. Your back pain starts gradually improving shortly after your first session.

Back Pain Q & A

by Lisa Fortin, M.D.

Why do I have back pain?

A slip and fall or car accident can result in acute injuries that may cause severe back pain, but back pain doesn’t always stem from an injury.

Sometimes pain in your back is a sign of an underlying health condition or wear and tear. Back pain can stem from:

  • Herniated or slipped discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Autoimmune diseases, including osteoarthritis
  • Narrowing of your spine
  • Pinched nerves

Dr. Fortin spends time getting to the root of your back pain through imaging, thorough examinations, and reviewing your medical history.

How is back pain treated?

Once Dr. Fortin identifies the cause of your back pain, she can put together a treatment plan for you. Because she specializes in offering modern integrative treatments, you can feel confident that once you start therapy, you’re going to have long-lasting pain relief.

One treatment option is the Medical Wave system. This treatment delivers pressure wave therapy -- shockwave technology -- in the form of sound waves. Once Dr. Fotin introduces these waves to pain-causing sources in your body, blood circulation improves, and your body starts regenerating damaged tissues.

Many patients enjoy regular cold laser treatments with the THOR system. Cold laser therapy helps heal soft tissues and gives you relief from pain almost instantly. Often, Dr. Fortin combines treatments to help you recover as quickly as possible.

When will I start feeling better after back pain treatment?

You should start to feel relief shortly after your first treatment.

While Dr. Fortin works to find a treatment that is ideal for your specific condition, it’s also important to make some lifestyle changes to continue improving your back pain. Sometimes, back pain is tied to stress. Find some time throughout the day — just 5-10 minutes — to take a few deep breaths and close your eyes to minimize stress.

Start exercising, if you don’t already. Even short walks can improve circulation and promote healing. Be careful when you lift heavy objects and avoid sitting for hours on end.

When you make these lifestyle changes and continue getting treatments at ReYouvenate, you should start seeing a noticeable improvement in your back pain right away.

If you’re ready to get a noninvasive treatment for back pain, schedule an appointment at ReYouvenate today: Book online or call the office.

* Individual results may vary.