Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints that U.S. doctors receive and each year the number of back-related doctors visits increases. Chronic back pain can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors and treatment can include non-invasive chiropractic care, medication to manage pain to spinal surgery. Before engaging in any treatment, it’s important to first understand your diagnosis, your symptoms and the possible treatments available to you.

Getting Diagnosed

Some common diagnosis associated with chronic or acute back pain are:

  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Spinal Fractures

In most cases, regardless of your diagnosis, the pain and discomfort related to your back pain diagnosis can be mitigated by therapy, treatment and pain management. In some cases, though, your symptoms may require back surgery.

Back Pain Symptoms

Back PainSeeking medical attention for pain in your back is an important decision.  Unless you’ve suffered from chronic back pain for years, it may be difficult to differentiate between a muscle strain from the onset of a bulging disc.  Here are a few symptoms to look out for so that you can inform your doctor when seeking help:

  • Acute Back Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness and Weakness
  • Stiffness and Tightness
  • Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction

Common Treatments Available

Treatment options for spinal conditions causing pain range from minimally invasive to major back surgery.  Depending on the severity of your pain and condition, your doctor may recommend any of these common treatments:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Back Operations
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Getting Treatment for Your Back Pain

As those who have suffered from chronic back issues can attest, getting help for your condition can be daunting; there really isn’t any room for error when correcting spinal conditions, but there may not be any alternative after years of pain to finally seeking help.  We’re here to help advise you on getting proper care, so please take a look at some of the other info offered on our site or give us a toll free call at (888) 779-8716.