Roughly 80 percent of American adults will experience upper or lower back pain within their lifetime. While many chronic pain sufferers will turn to surgery or potent, potentially addictive medications, there are many non-invasive treatment options available. Back pain is extremely common, and can be classified as either acute or chronic. While acute back pain will typically last for three weeks or less, chronic back pain will last longer than three weeks, and will often lead to other long-term, health-related complications. While many adults struggle with back pain, chronic pain has been known to affect individuals of any age – even adolescents. This specific condition has to do with the way that the bones, muscles, and ligaments function; if they fail to function properly, chronic pain is liable to result.
Symptoms of Back Pain
Acute or chronic back pain can lead to a host of serious symptoms, including:
- Numbness of the leg or foot
- Pain or achiness in the trunk (lower back)
- Difficulty moving
- Pain when standing or walking
If you experience any of the following symptoms (related to back pain), it is important that you seek professional care as quickly as possible:
- Back injury (or any serious injury that may affect the back)
- Pain underneath the knees
- Numbness or pain in the genitals, buttocks, or thighs
- Incessant pain that cannot be alleviated
- Swelling of the upper or lower back
If you experience any of the above-listed symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We will assist you in determining the causes of your discomfort, and develop a personalized treatment plan geared towards speedy and effective alleviation. Acute and chronic back pain may be caused by a number of circumstances or pre-existing medical conditions, including (but not limited to): arthritis, osteoporosis, infections, pain following surgery, shingles, depression, poor posture, overstretching, and even depression and anxiety. Regardless of the cause, effective treatment is available.
Treatment for Back Pain
We treat back pain, both chronic and acute, by utilizing a variety of conventional therapeutic techniques and complimentary, alternative modalities. Several of the treatment methods we commonly employ in the resolution of upper and lower back pain include:
- Partial vertebra elimination
- Partial disc elimination (discectomy)
- Artificial disc implantation
- Epidural steroid injections
- Cortisone injections
- Shiatsu (finger pressure treatment)
- Chiropractic care
- High frequency spinal cord stimulation
How Comprehensive Pain of Palm Beaches Heals Back Pain
If you are suffering from acute or chronic back pain and are interested in effective, long-term relief, Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches is here to help. Without the use of invasive surgeries or addictive narcotic medications, we work to alleviate pain and develop long-term treatment plans for each of our patients. Our highly personalized approach is customized to effectively and appropriately handle all of your pain-related needs.
If you are suffering from back pain, we can help. Call (561) 434-7577 and let the caring staff at Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches get you on the path to healing.