Back Pain Treatment In Frisco

by Administrator 21. April 2015 10:31

Back pain is a very common condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. The condition can be mild or severe and can affect the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the back. Most often, back pain is not a condition in itself but a symptom of some underlying medical problem.

Causes

  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Muscle sprain or strain
  • Poor posture habits
  • Ruptured or bulging discs
  • Injury to the vertebral discs
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Lifting something too heavy or in an improper manner
  • Abrupt or awkward movement of the back
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mentally stressful job
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive weight

Symptoms

  • Sudden or intermittent pain in the back muscles
  • Pain that radiates down the buttock and legs
  • Decreased range of motion of the back
  • Difficulty standing upright
  • Difficulty getting up from a chair
  • Pain increases with physical activity
  • Weakness, numbing and tingling sensation in one or both legs

Diagnosis

To diagnose back pain, the spine specialist may examine the patient physically and assess his ability to sit, stand, bend and lift the legs. The doctor may also recommend certain imaging tests to identify the exact cause of the pain. Once the extent of the condition is diagnosed the orthopedic surgeon devises a treatment plan.

Treatment

  • Rest: Taking sufficient rest will allow the back muscles to relax and heal on their own.
  • Medications: The spine specialist may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to relive pain and soreness in the back.
  • Activity Modification: The doctor may suggest you to make certain changes in your lifestyle, such as avoiding strenuous activities, maintaining correct posture, losing weight, being physically active etc.
  • Physical Therapy: The patient may also be suggested to perform light exercises to relieve back pain. Stretching exercises prescribed by the physical therapist may help to strengthen back muscles.
  • Injections: The spine surgeon may recommend certain injections to provide immediate relief to patients suffering from acute back pain.
  • Back Support: These may also be temporarily worn to provide support to the back and relax the affected muscles.
  • Surgery: This is usually recommended in cases where some underlying orthopedic condition, such as Spinal Stenosis, Arthritis, Scoliosis, spinal fractures, herniated discs etc., is the cause of back pain.

For comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of back pain, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with our spine specialist, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.

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