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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Sees the Spine in Many Ways to Diagnose and Relieve Back Pain

There are so many options to “see” the spine. Imaging, ultrasound, clinical testing. What’s best? That depends. Your Largo chiropractic spinal pain doctor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc implements the test(s) that are most useful to “see’’ the spine most optimally to create the best treatment plan for treatment and relief.


Chiropractors in addition to general practitioners and other healthcare providers must be cognizant of all types of underlying causes of back pain from fractures, infections, tumors, radiculopathy, axial spondylarthritis, and extravertebral causes. These may call for imaging, lab tests, etc., to assist in the diagnosis. 20% of back pain bouts may have these kinds of underlying conditions that need to discovered in a timely manner. (1) Sometimes, knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis occur together in the same patient. Having one or the other issue significantly increased the risk of having the other. (2) Though they are not likely in your vocabulary, they are in your chiropractor’s! Schmorl’s nodes. Seen on imaging, these are seen in 33% of low back pain patients and in just 11.5% of asymptomatic subjects. Body weight seems to influence the number of these viewed on imaging. (3) Your Largo chiropractor is well-versed in looking for all of these and more issues.


Decreased balance capability could potentially influence recovery from low back pain. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc looks for depressive symptoms as they tend to contribute to more primary care visits in acute low back pain patients, greater pain intensity, more disability, and diminished recovery in acute and chronic back pain patients. (5) Each of our Largo patients is a whole person! [[companyame]] sees you that way. So what else do we look for? Anything and everything that may slow your recovery.


Whether you have low back pain or neck pain or spine-related leg or arm pain, your Largo chiropractor will guide your care be it just for a diagnosis and referral to the appropriate healthcare colleague or for the establishment of an in-house treatment plan leading to pain relief. We’re here for you. We gather the spine research to keep abreast of all the latest in diagnostic tips and tools. And we offer pain-relieving spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression System of Spinal Pain Mangement. Spinal manipulation has shown itself through research to be effective in managing low back pain as quickly as immediately. Stiffness and tone were documented to increase right after treatment while elasticity decreased. (6)

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiollilo on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how he discovered a spinal tumor during his detailed clinical exam of a man with back pain. Unusual, yes, but such a source of pain can be revealed by a well-trained and experienced chiropractor like your Largo chiropractor. You are in good hands!

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. With so many ways available to “see” your spine, know that we will find what’s going on and a way to get you some pain relief. See you at your next chiropractic appointment! 

Hollstrom & Associates Inc will use any combination of a variety of means to see the spine and diagnose its underlying pain issue to set a course for pain relief. 
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