Back Pain

How to End Back Pain & Stiffness Naturally Without Medication or Injections

Pack Pain Guide
Dr. Nick Scotto

A Message From Nick Scotto, Back Pain Specialist

Dear Frustrated Reader With Back Pain,
If any of this sounds like you and you are looking to get permanent healing from your injury or get rid of the pain you are experiencing then you have come to the right place.
The amount of people dealing with back pain seems to be increasing each day leaving many active individuals frustrated, depressed, and worried.

The real shame of the matter is that so many people suffer from back pain and are often told:
The Truth Is...

At River City Physical Therapy we specialize in helping active individuals 30+ heal their backs naturally and get back to living an active lifestyle without medications, injections, or surgery.

It can be very confusing to decide exactly what you should do if you have back pain.

It’s overwhelming to try to make a decision with all these choices. What will happen if you don’t make the right one?

Most people get stuck trying to make a decision about what to do next. They go days, weeks, months (even years!) without taking action.

When It Comes to Solving Something Serious Like Back Pain…

You must choose the right provider for your health. If you don’t, you could end up getting dangerous surgery (when it was unnecessary) or being dependent on addicting painkillers the rest of your life.

Getting the “least-invasive”, most natural treatment is VITAL to you stopping your back pain AND keeping it from ever coming back.

To do that, you have to not just treat the pain, but have a provider who is willing to figure out WHY the pain happened in the first place. That’s when you’ll get a PERMANENT solution to your problems.

At River City Physical Therapy We Use a Unique Approach to Help You Get Rid of Your Pain and Make It Stay Away

Step #1 - We Want to Listen to Your Story

This is one of our BIGGEST pet peeves. Nobody listens to the patient anymore (it’s all about maximizing billing, following company procedure, and being “efficient”). Here’s a thought…….how about listen to the patient for once.

Today’s healthcare system is stacked against you and often does not provide the solutions that you need. 15 minute doctor visits, standardized care where you feel rushed, and lack of communication between you and your healthcare provider just won’t get you the results that you want.

There is NO one size fits all treatment for back pain and taking the time to listen to your goals and problems is the single most important step before starting any sort of treatment. We want to make sure that you are comfortable working with us and that we feel you are a good fit for our clinic.

Step #2 - Find THE ROOT CAUSE

Each person is unique and thus their injury and pain is unique to them. What works for your friend or loved one may not necessarily work for you. All too often treatments are directed ONLY at the site of pain.

But is that where the pain is actually “coming from?”…

The pain is actually being caused by a different area of the body. This could be caused by a lack of strength in a muscle, poor flexibility in the joints, or faulty movement patterns.

Undergoing a proper assessment to figure out what the “root cause” of the pain is the second most important step to get you the lasting relief you need in order for you return to a normal and active lifestyle.

Treating symptoms will get you temporary relief and feeling “OK”…but…treating the root cause is where you get the PERMANENT relief that you want.

Step #3 - TEACH YOU TO TREAT YOURSELF

Have you ever had to rely on multiple weekly visits to get the treatment you need? Causing you to spend more of your time and money than you would like?

The truth of the matter is that multiple visits per week is often NOT necessary to heal from injury/pain despite what you’ve been told.

At River City Physical Therapy we give you everything you need at each stage of your rehab to work on at home so you can provide an optimal healing environment for your pain/ injury.

You’ll know exactly what exercises, stretches, and techniques you should be working on at home. You will have the tools you need to help treat yourself.

This way you can maximize the time spent out of the clinic working on whats most important to you…….living an active lifestyle worry free of any back pain

We offer a Free 30 Minute discovery visit at NO risk to you. You can come in to meet us so we can have an honest conversation about what your problem is, your struggles, what you would like to achieve, and for us to decide if we would be a good fit to work together. You’ll walk a way with a better idea of what is going on and what you need to do about it.

You don’t have to sacrifice your active lifestyle over problems that can be fixed.

Sincerely,

DR. NICK SCOTTO

Look Who Else Came to River City Physical Therapy and Left Feeling Happy, Healthy, and More Active...

Christi, Busy Mom, Jacksonville: Overcame back pain.

I came into River City Physical Therapy to see Nick because I had sudden, unexplained pain in my back that was so intense, I could hardly move and sometimes brought me to tears. I chose to see Nick at River City Physical Therapy because I already knew him from Church. Also, he successfully helped my husband get better from an issue he’d been suffering from for years so I was impressed by Nick’s knowledge about the body and how to find and treat problems. I experienced results from Nick’s therapy immediately. I shuffled into his office, stiff as a board and in much pain. I didn’t know what was wrong with me and I was scared I would always suffer from it. With that first visit, I learned the source of my pain and what aggravates it. I was encouraged by his confidence and commitment to getting me better and by the exercises I learned. He saw me for 5 visits and I have been doing his exercises and I am definitely better, confident that I can live my everyday life without pain. I can now stand, walk, sit, and simply function without pain. I was in such pain before that I could not do my everyday necessities. I had pain dressing myself, nursing, sitting in a chair, standing to cook, caring for children, etc. Now I am back doing the things I need to do without the pain I had before.

Mike, Mid 30's, Jacksonville: Overcame back pain.

Dr. Scotto was able to find the main source of my discomfort. Before his initial consultation my back pain kept me from performing my daily activities. During our consultation he asked very specific questions to find the exact source of pain and we immediately started to work on a plan of recovery. The results were almost immediate. I now have regained total confidence in my strength and motion. I fully recommend Dr. Scotto’s services.

Erin, Exercise Enthusiast, Jacksonville: Overcame back pain.

After being in pain for about a year and having already tried a cortisol shot, chiropractic, massage, and other PT I found River City Physical Therapy. My pain was in my back and referred down my leg and kept me from doing normal daily activity as well as the things I love to do. I was immediately impressed by the care I received as I was given a holistic evaluation where I was listened to and my concerns were addressed. As opposed to being one of many patients in the room, I was the only patient during the appointment time and each week the treatment plan was adjusted to meet me where I was. Within just a few weeks I noticed significant improvement allowing me to return to kickboxing, high intensity workouts, and tennis. I would absolutely recommend River City Physical Therapy. The Dr. is competent and professional but also seems to care about his patients. The entire time I was being treated I felt safe, respected, and cared for well. I went in to get better physically but feel that I also was cared for emotionally. I truly cannot say enough good about the care I was given.