When it comes to spine health, the low back and neck are most often the source of pain. The bones in these areas are more flexible and susceptible to strain. Fortunately, most cases of low back and neck pain can be resolved within a couple of weeks with rest and over-the-counter medications. However, if your pain lasts longer than a month and doesn’t seem to be improving, it might be time to see a back doctor for treatment. You’ve come to the right place. First Health Associates specializes in the non-surgical, non-invasive neck and back pain treatment.
Our Approach to Back Pain Treatment Is A Little Different Than The Others
Under the direction of back doctor Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R, the Physical Medicine and Rehab department at First Health includes an integrative neck and back pain specialist team who work to personalize your care. You’ll find that our approach in back pain treatment is a little different than the others.
The first priority is to provide you with immediate neck or back pain relief. Dr. Gruss will review your medical history and determine if a pharmaceutical remedy is the best option for short-term relief.
Long-term Back Pain Relief
Once your pain is eliminated or reduced, the next step is to determine its cause. Dr. Gruss will assess your condition and identify the underlying cause of your pain. This is where First Health’s integrative, non-surgical back pain treatment approach makes all the difference. Once the cause has been determined, Dr. Gruss will develop a personalized care plan for long-term back pain relief. The plan will address treatment of the acute or chronic conditions that cause your pain. A variety of alternative therapies have proven effective in the treatment of low back and neck pain. These include physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Gruss will work closely with you and our highly qualified back pain specialist team to find a lasting solution to your pain.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including back pain treatment and back pain relief in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.
Physician and back doctor Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R is a board certified physiatrist trained in neurologic and orthopedic medicine. He has more than 11 years of experience helping people seeking neck and back pain relief.
From your initial consultation and diagnosis, to your individualized treatment plan, you will find the healthcare team at First Health to be compassionate and focused on getting you better.