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Back Pain Specialist

Nebben Physical Medicine

Medical Center located in Clarksville, TN

If you’re like 80% of adults, you might experience back discomfort at some point during your lifetime. If back pain negatively affects you and makes everyday tasks uncomfortable, the team of board-certified providers at Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, can help. They offer innovative, holistic pain solutions like K-Laser treatment, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and regenerative medicine to ease your pain. Schedule an appointment with Nebben Physical Medicine by phone or online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain is any discomfort in your upper or lower back. The pain might come and go or get progressively worse over time. Symptoms often include:

  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain that worsens with lifting, bending, or walking
  • Muscle aches
  • Pain that radiates down your leg

Sometimes back pain improves over time with self-care, but if it doesn’t, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan to achieve fast back pain relief.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can develop from injury, disease, or wear-and-tear over time. If you lift something heavy, experience a sports or automobile injury, or suddenly twist or jerk your back, chronic pain can develop. Common injuries and diseases associated with back pain are:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Ruptured or bulging discs
  • Ligament or muscle strains
  • Scoliosis or other skeletal irregularities
  • Sciatica
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration 
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Whiplash

Factors that increase your risk of developing back pain include older age, being overweight, genetics, being sedentary, heavy lifting, or being pregnant.

What is the treatment for back pain?

To diagnose the cause of back pain, your provider reviews your medical history and symptoms and examines you. They may utilize blood or imaging tests, such as X-rays, to make a final diagnosis and recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Chiropractic care

Your board-certified provider uses a series of chiropractic adjustments to ease back pain caused by spinal misalignment. They may utilize the activator method during adjustments, using a small hand-held instrument that delivers gentle, low-force impulses at specific areas of your neck or back.

Physical therapy

Your provider uses functional strength and flexibility training to restore range of motion, ease back pain, and prevent future injuries.

K-Laser treatment

K-Laser is an innovative technology that delivers specific red and near-infrared laser wavelengths to damaged or painful areas of your body. Doing so increases circulation, enhances tissue repair, decreases swelling, and eases pain naturally without surgery, pain medication, or downtime.


Wearing a back or neck brace helps ease discomfort while you heal and correct spinal misalignment associated with back pain.

Trigger point therapy

Trigger point therapy relieves painful trigger points, or knots, in your neck or back. Your provider injects anesthetic and steroids into trigger points to relieve tension and ease pain.

Don’t live with chronic back pain when simple, holistic treatments are available. Schedule an appointment with Nebben Physical Medicine by phone or online today.


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