Back Pain

Back Pain

Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. People have these options…

  • In a survey conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, the use of medication had mixed results. People who took prescription drugs were 17% more likely to say the medication was very or fairly effective for their pain.
  • Surgery is a more serious treatment option, and is only necessary for five percent of the 56 million Americans seeking relief for their pain.
  • Steroid injections are another way in which to relieve pain in the back, but they have limited effectiveness.
  • The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality recommends that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommends spinal adjustments as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.

With over 42 years of practice experience, Dr. Peeks personally engages himself with each of his patients. It becomes his focused quest to get the patient’s body healing again as quickly as possible. When they are hurting, he sees patients on weekends and after hours.

He recognizes he doesn’t do the healing; it’s the patient’s body that does. He works to find out why it isn’t healing and maintaining function.