Back pain can be acute, chronic or both. It is one of the most common symptoms in the body. Injury is obviously one of the causes of back pain. However, muscles, ligaments and tendons along with other cells in the body are controlled and commanded by the nervous system. What does or does not happen neurologically, determines what happens with function in the body. A person can experience pain due to stress. For example, a common pattern of low back pain I see frequently is when an individual is under constant stress. The chronic stress will overstimulate the adrenal glands. These glands are our fight or flight glands. They sit on our kidney’s under the last ribs in the back. When they become overtaxed, a set of reactions can occur. They over secrete hormones such as, cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones can cause an increase in inflammation in the body and usually do. It makes the low back muscle rigid, tight and go into spasm. This ‘stressed’ tendon will eventually lead to the body trying to compensate. For instance, in the pelvis with a persons walk or gate. If the rigidity becomes too much or goes on too long, a person can then get swollen disks, strained and sprained muscles, and inflamed nerves in this region.
So the treatment is not only to treat the symptom area but to reduce the stress in the person’s body systemically so as to disengage the overstimulated nervous system. Acupuncture is extremely effective at this and will facilitate a positive change quickly.
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I developed a severe sciatic pain about 4 months ago which limited my mobility severely. After going through radiating pain for over two months , one of my friends highly recommended Dr. Edward Scarlett and I immediately made an appointment to see him. After my first visit, the pain subsided and after each visit I had significant improvement thanks to Dr. Scarlett’s caring personality along with his tremendous experience in finding and treating the underlying problem. I would like to thank Dr. Scarlett for bringing back my mobility and relieving all the pain I went through. I am also thankful to Jennifer for her kindness, patience and professionalism in arranging my appointments. -S.E
Thank you Dr. Scarlett was last modified: October 6th, 2022 by edward
I recently moved to North Carolina to be with family so, unfortunately, I no longer have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Edward! He has been my savior for the past many, many years! I suffer from terrible migraines and all I had to do was call and he’d squeeze me in to his busy schedule. After my treatment, I was able to leave his office with almost 100% relief. He also helped me with nerve pain after I had a very serious surgery. I had a horrendous migraine this past weekend and all I could think of was – Dr. Edward would fix me right up! It’s not always easy finding a doctor that you trust and know that they’ll take care of your medical needs. I will truly miss not having him as my go-to!! Next time I come down to Florida for a visit, I will definitely schedule... Read more »
Happy Patient!! Jenniffer was last modified: January 6th, 2012 by edward
“I started treatment with Dr. Scarlett just after Thanksgiving by the suggestion of my lovely wife Jennifer. Her health had improved dramatically in such a short time as a patient of Dr. Edward. I was experiencing many digestive issues related to IBS, pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. I had different ailments all my life with no idea what caused it. It was pretty bad and over time has gotten worse. After a few treatments I am more relaxed, sleeping habits have improved, appetite has improved quite a bit, pain has lessened, muscles and body not as tight ..so now I can continue life in optimum balance.” David F.
Great improvement! was last modified: October 6th, 2022 by edward
“Great improvement. I am very pleased” Bill K.
Testimonial was last modified: September 23rd, 2011 by admin
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