Because back pain has many causes, finding the true cause of your problems is the first priority. The OWM Integrative Wellness team conducts a complete physical exam and reviews your medical history during your initial evaluation.
You will cover many topics with the team during your initial evaluation, including your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and health goals. All this information helps the team formulate a preliminary diagnosis to determine what tests you need.
A problem, or group of problems, lies at the root of all chronic pain. Extensive testing is a significant focus in functional and integrative medicine because the providers use the information from these tests to find large and small pain triggers.
Testing and imaging exams can pinpoint the specific area where your pain originates, determine the degree of tissue damage, and even uncover pain-causing factors that you might not realize. It is surprising for some clients to learn that their pain originates from mold toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, or hormone imbalance.