Back Pain

We bring relief to severe back pain through advanced techniques including spinal decompression.

Man holding lower back


Back pain is the #1 reason for doctor visits each year. Lower back pain affects an average of over 17 million adults per year in the United States, and it affects athletes of all sports at one point or another.

Over 30% of those with lower back pain will experience discomfort the following year, and about 20% will experience a substantial decrease in mobility. If you are continually suffering from lower back pain, you may be experiencing nerve damage to the lumbago or sciatic area.

The US National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health reported that 20% to 35% of patients with back pain suffer from a neuropathic pain component. Once the discomfort begins, it is important to schedule an evaluation from a specialist like the doctors at Prairie Star Functional Health who understand and treat nerve damage.

A person with sciatic or lumbar pain can experience the following issues:

  • Sciatic pain typically occurs on one side of the lower body with pain often present from the lower back, through the thigh, and down the leg. The sciatic nerve reaches from the lower back all the way to the toes and depending on where the nerve is being pinched, a person’s discomfort can be felt from the lower back to the toes.
  • Discomfort from sciatica or lumbar issues can affect everybody differently from light and sporadic to excruciating.
  • Discomfort often worsens over time if root causes are not treated properly or masked with shorter-term approaches like painkiller drugs or injections.


Many traditional approaches to treating back pain can involve painkiller drugs, corticosteroid injections, and surgical procedures under a general anesthetic. Prairie Star’s alternative approach to treating back discomfort focuses on more conservative yet advanced methods. A comprehensive approach starts with an assessment of the root causes of back pain and the creation of a personalized treatment program designed to achieve quick relief from discomfort and recovery for the long term.

Prairie Star Functional Health Center’s mission is to improve quality of life, and ongoing discomfort is not something a person has to “learn to live with.” We specialize in a unique combination of natural solutions that get people with discomfort off the sidelines and back participating in life.


Our doctor is one of the certified spinal decompression practitioners in the area utilizing the Kennedy Neural-Flex Decompression System for the non-surgical treatment of spinal injuries and spinal conditions.

Decompression therapy effectively relieves the discomfort associated with disc herniation, degenerative discs, stenosis, posterior facet, chronic headaches, and other spinal-related syndromes.

  • Assessment – A complete neurological and back assessment is performed to develop a personalized treatment approach for each individual patient.
  • Kennedy Spinal Decompression – Non-surgical neurological back treatment program for rapid discomfort relief and disc healing.


Check out our patient success stories going from chronic back pain to much improved spine function.


Let us evaluate your discomfort and provide you with a personalized functional health solution.

Contact us at
(913) 439-5151 or use our contact form.