Back Pain Specialist

At his Point Loma, California-based office, Dr. Ryan Hummel has helped many patients who suffered from back pain. A highly respected chiropractor who serves the Greater San Diego area, many of his patients recommend Dr. Ryan to others in the city who need back pain relief.

Back Pain Q & A

What Treatments Are Available for People Who Have Back Pain?

Just as there are many different kinds of back pain, there are also a number of treatment options for people who have back pain. Some treatments include the following:

  • chiropractic adjustments and manipulations

  • physical and massage therapy

  • hot and cold packs

  • surgical procedures

Surgery is usually reserved as a final option because it’s the most involved treatment option. Often, non-invasive treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy, are able to effectively treat a patient’s back pain.

When deciding which back pain relief option is best for a patient, a doctor or chiropractor will ask about the nature of the pain and any other medical conditions the patient may have. They’ll also usually perform an examination of the affected area. After an in-person conversation and exam, a doctor or chiropractor can recommend a specific course of treatment.

How Long Does a Back Pain Relief Treatment Take?

Each back pain relief treatment option requires a different amount of time. Aside from surgery, however, most treatments can be done as outpatient procedures, which means patients are able to go home immediately following their treatment. Many of these outpatient procedures, including chiropractic manipulations and massage therapy sessions, are completed right in a provider’s office.

While individual treatments can often be done in just part of a day, fully relieving a patient’s back pain may require multiple treatment sessions. For this reason, many patients choose to go to a chiropractor or other provider who has an office near them. Seeing someone who practices at a conveniently located office makes getting to and from all appointments easier.

Who Can Benefit From Back Pain Relief Treatments?

Anyone who is suffering from discomfort or pain in their back may benefit from the back pain relief treatments that chiropractors and other providers offer. Treatments can help alleviate pain in the lower back, upper back, and mid-back.

Element Wellness accepts most major providers. We also accept cash, credit, and Care Credit. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your insurance coverage.

American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Care Credit
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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Ryan!!! I've been to a handful of Chiropractors here in San Diego over the years and no one comes close to Dr. Ryan."

    Colleen P.
  • Yelp

    "I went to Element Wellness Center in Point Loma with pain in my shoulder and lower back. As soon as you meet with Dr. Ryan Hummel, you know he's a professional."

    James B.
  • Yelp

    " Immediately after seeing Dr. Hummel in the first week of treatment I started to feel less pressure and could finally sleep at night. His staff is amazing."

    Terra A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hummel was able to return me to comfort and my regular exercise routine after only one visit! "

    Alexandra L.
Element Wellness Center
5055 N Harbor Dr, Suite 100
Point Loma

San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-523-9355
Fax: 619-523-1544
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