How to Overcome Back pain?

How to Overcome Back pain?

Back pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Have you ever woken up one morning and you find it hard to walk, bend, stand, and failed to report to work or your business because of back pain? If so, there is hope. Your Studio City pain management specialist can help you get relief from your back pain.

When back pain is not treated, it can worsen and eventually lead to disability. Some of the symptoms of back pain are muscle aching, stabbing, or burning sensation. The pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, and standing.

You are recommended to see your doctor if your back pain:

  • Persist past a few weeks
  • If severe and does not improve with rest
  • Causes weakness, tangling in one or both legs or numbness
  • Spreads down one or both legs, primarily if the pain extends below the knee

Causes of Back Pain

Both lower and upper back pain can be caused by:

  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament strain
  • Arthritis
  • Bulging or ruptured disks
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sprains
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated discs

Diagnosis

When you visit Pain Relief Center Studio City, expect a thorough exam focusing on the root cause of your back pain. Your doctor will assess your ability to stand, walk, sit, and lift your legs. Your doctor will also like to know when your pain started, which activities you think worsens and increases your pain, and the type of pain you feel.

If your doctor suspects that a specific condition is causing your back pain, you will be recommended to do one or more tests:

X-ray

These images will show the alignment of your bones and whether you have broken bones or arthritis.

MRI or CT Scans

These scans generate images that can reveal if you have herniated disks or problems with muscles, nerves, tendons, bones, ligaments, tissue, and blood vessels.

Blood Tests

These can help determine whether you have an infection or other conditions causing your pain.

Nerve Studies

These tests can confirm if you have nerve compression caused by herniated disks or narrowing of your spinal canal.

Treatment

Your doctor will offer you a treatment plan depending on the underlying causes, how severe your symptoms are, and your medical history.

Your doctor may recommend home treatments like over the counter pain relievers and the use of heat.

If your doctor finds this treatment is not working, a recommendation for more vital medication or other therapies will be given.

Medication

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antidepressants
  • Steroid injection

Therapies

Posture Therapy

Your doctor will use it to align your spine and re-educate the muscles holding the bones in place.

Physical Therapy

Your doctor will use this therapy to ease pain, help you function, move and live better.

Chiropractic Adjustments

It is a form of spinal manipulation used to restore the structural integrity of the spine.

Therapeutic Exercise Program

Your doctor will recommend this to restore and maintain strength, flexibility, and a fully functioning and pain-free state.

Noninvasive Therapy

It uses electromagnetic energy, which increases cellular activity to stimulate your body’s natural healing process, reducing inflammation and pain.

For more details on how to get long-term relief from your back pain, call or book an appointment online at Pain Relief Center Studio City.