Back Pain Clinic is here to help relieve your pain
For over 30 years, The Back Pain Clinic has been serving patients in Fairview Heights, Illinois and the surrounding St. Louis Metro East area. We provide a wide range of chiropractic treatments & services to help relieve your pain; no matter where it might be located. Our experienced staff of Chiropractic Physicians and Therapists are dedicated to addressing the root cause of your pain and providing the best possible treatment and recovery options.
Back Pain Clinic successfully treats hundreds of area patients every week who are suffering from headaches, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, knee pain, and disc herniation.
Meet Dr. Rob Fast
Dr. Robert J. Fast graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield Missouri in 2000. He has extensive post-graduate training in sports injuries, rehabilitation, therapeutic taping, and radiology. Since graduation, Dr. Fast has practiced in the St. Louis Metro-East area, formerly practicing in O’Fallon, Illinois, before becoming Clinic Director at The Back Pain Clinic.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Fast moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1996. A previously competitive water-skier, he enjoyed the natural splendor of the Midwest. He still waterskies, but he now opts to do that with his family, taking them down to the lake whenever weather permits.
Fairview Heights, IL Chiropractic Services
The Back Pain Clinic provides a variety of chiropractic services & treatments in order to help Fairview Heights, IL patients start living a pain-free life. Please contact our office today to get started on a custom treatment plan that is best suited for you.
Clinical & Physical Examinations
Clinical and physical examinations allow for Dr. Fast to quickly understand your neurological and orthopedic history. He then can better diagnose your symptoms and their causes or identify possible red flags to watch out for in the future.
Radiology & Testing
Radiology (x–ray), diagnostic testing, and surface electromyography located on–site will let Dr. Fast be table to see how your body is handling the stress or strain. This allows him to treat you quickly and accurately without needing additional appointments with third party clinics.
Therapeutic Massage allows for you to relax as we work on the affected area in order to help the muscles further relax.
Providing spinal manipulation in several forms, including Manual Manipulation, Computerized adjusting (Pro–Adjuster), Joint manipulation, and Lumbar Distraction.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Includes Kinesio taping, Trigger point therapy, Myofascial release, Strive (back strengthening), TOBY (neck strengthening), Exercise bicycle, Resistance bands (upper and lower body strengthening), and Foam roller (spinal strengthening).
We are currently offering a New Patient Special that features a free consultation and examination! In addition, you will receive a report of findings. This is a limited offer. Stop living your life in pain.
Our office is conveniently located on West Main Street in Belleville, just past the intersection of Frank Scott Parkway. Simply look for the blue “Back Pain Clinic” sign located outside our office!
5206 West Main St.
Belleville, IL 62226
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
(by appointment only)*
*Please note that our office is open every second Saturday of the month.
Chiropractic Conditions Treated
The Back Pain Clinic is the place to go when you are seeking relief from your pain. We treat a full range of conditions that can cause significant, or in some cases, severe pain. We focus on getting to the root cause of your pain in order to help maximize your chances of a full recovery.
Low Back Pain
Due to the complexity of the spinal cord, it is impossible to diagnose back conditions without thorough examination. Once you arrive, Dr. Fast can speak to you about your symptoms as well as take in-house X-Rays of the affected areas. Spinal manipulations will be given after the full assessment discovers the source of the pain. If further treatment is needed, the Back Pain Clinic can provide a variety of additional therapies, such as heat or ice therapy, muscle stimulation, or microcurrent therapy.
Because it has a variety of sources, neck pain is a common ailment for chiropractic patients. Dr. Fast can view your neck vertebrae via in-house X-rays taken upon your first visit, if deemed necessary. Once he locates the cause for your pain, he can perform cervical manipulations, which will loosen up the joints and help realign the neck vertebrae into their proper positions. For those nervous about manual manipulations, Dr. Fast can use our Pro-Adjuster, which gently realigns any asymmetry it detects in your neck. We also have an on-site cervical traction unit that will assist in decompressing the vertebrae in the neck. Neck exercises might be provided to help strengthen muscles for further treatment.
Sciatica is a common complaint for chiropractic patients, usually manifesting as lower back pain that radiates down either or both extremities. Once it is identified, Dr. Fast can provide spinal manipulations to restore misaligned vertebrae. We can perform an ultrasound as well as other therapies, which helps to reduce inflammation, the chance of muscle spasms, and promotes healing.
Herniated Disc / Slipped Disc
For those suffering from a herniated disc, the Back Pain Clinic offers a variety of support to help ease the pain. Dr. Fast, after confirming the diagnosis, can perform adjustments to help relieve the pressure. Non-surgical spinal decompression – also known as the “DRS System” – is an option that can provide additional relief. In conjunction with the DRS, we perform electric muscle stimulation and ice therapy in order to reduce inflammation and soothe the slipped disc. Dr. Fast can also provide therapeutic exercises to further stabilize and strengthen the affected areas.
Headaches / Migraines
The root cause of most headaches resides in your neck vertebrae not properly supporting your head. Once the spinal subluxations are identified, Dr. Fast can perform chiropractic adjustments to alleviate the pressure and improve spinal movement. In some cases, this adjustment can provide immediate relief for headache sufferers. Dr. Fast can also advise on posture, ergonomics, and exercises. This information can be emailed to you after your appointment for easier access.
The sharp pain experienced with a pinched nerve usually means that it has been compressed and placed in an abnormal position. Once symptoms are discussed, Dr. Fast can locate the pinched nerve and perform a manipulation in order to relieve the pressure being placed on it as well as return it to its proper location. Additional therapies can also be provided in clinic, such as ultrasound treatment, to help further reduce pain and inflammation.
Due to the extra weight carried in the front, some women experience back pain, normally caused by an increase curvature in the spine, or misalignments in the pelvis. Dr. Fast can perform manipulations to realign your vertebrae to restore proper posture. For postpartum care, Dr. Fast can treat a variety of conditions, depending on your symptoms.
Helping People Manage Pain In Fairview Heights, Illinois
Whether you live your life by a calendar or spontaneously require our services, The Back Pain Clinic is here for you. We can schedule whenever it’s most convenient for you, whether it is this week or this month.