What is back pain, and how is it treated?
Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints among adults and some studies have shown that almost 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their life.
Most cases of back pain are caused by overuse or a muscle strain and the good news is that most cases of back pain will subside on their own after rest and temporary activity modification.
When back pain does not subside for weeks and interferes with daily activities, it is then known as chronic back pain. This is when you should seek the expertise of one of the Board Certified Spine Specialists at OrthoNeuro to determine the underlying cause of chronic back pain.
Also, it is important to make an appointment if you begin to experience pain, numbness, or tingling in the buttocks, legs, or feet as this may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Similar to neck pain, chronic back pain can be the result of damage to the spinal discs or the vertebrae.
Proper examination and testing from a Board Certified Spine Specialist at OrthoNeuro is the most effective way to determine what is causing the pain.
Common causes of chronic back pain can be the result of underlying conditions including:
The Spine Team at OrthoNeuro has helped thousands of patients with chronic back pain return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
At OrthoNeuro, our multidisciplinary Spine Team consists of Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Spine Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and Physical Therapists – each of whom collaborate to decide the best treatment plan for you based on your unique condition and lifestyle.
At OrthoNeuro, we offer the latest in non-surgical as well as minimally invasive treatment options for chronic back pain, including:
In most cases, we begin with the most conservative treatment options and only recommend surgery if back pain does not respond to these conservative treatments.
If you have been experiencing chronic back pain, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.
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“I recently had surgery on my lower back. I had heard that such surgery would result in pain and cause me difficulties in doing ordinary daily tasks but, I experienced no pain and was able to do normal activities at home and at church. Also, being a bee keeper, I was able to work the hives and extract the honey from most of the hives”
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