Back Pain in Central Ohio
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About Back Pain
Back pain is the most common cause of disability in the world, affecting individuals of all ages. For some people, back pain occurs every day and can make it difficult to walk, stand, or move. Back pain can be mild or severe and may feel like a muscle ache, a stabbing pain, or a burning sensation. If you deal with persistent lower back pain, our experienced pain care professionals at Pain Zero can offer hope and help. Our physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating back pain and lumbar discomfort that occurs as a result of:
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Herniated discs
- Muscle strains
- Pinched nerves
- Degenerative disc disease
- Arthritis or joint pain
During a thorough consultation at our Central Ohio facility, our team of physicians can evaluate what may be causing your back pain and provide a more accurate treatment plan that best fits your needs. With advanced diagnostic testing and imaging, we can gain more insight into your condition and allow for better management of your pain over time. It is our goal to help improve your overall quality of life and allow you to live comfortably again. To learn more about pain management services offered in Central Ohio, contact our compassionate team today.
Back Pain Causes and Treatments
To diagnose back pain, your doctor will examine the affected area within a private treatment room at Pain Zero. Sometimes diagnostic tests, such as x-rays or MRI or CT scans, are done to detect the underlying cause of back pain. Based on your diagnosis and whether you have pain in your mid, lower, or upper spine, a customized treatment plan will be created to address your situation.
Possible treatment options for back pain include:
- Pain relief medications
- Physical therapy
- Osteopathic manipulation medicine
- Lifestyle modifications
- Joint injections
- Alternative therapies such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, or yoga
Your treatment plan may include multiple therapies to manage your symptoms and offer the most possible relief.
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What Are Some Common Symptoms of Back Pain?
People suffering from back pain know it can vary from mildly annoying to excruciating. Typically, those with back pain will experience:
- Pain that worsens when lifting, twisting, bending, standing, or walking
- Aching muscles in the lower or upper back
- Pain that radiates down into the legs
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Burning sensations
- Difficulty standing up straight
- Sleep disruptions
- Limited mobility
- Muscle spasms
Seek Relief for Back Pain
With many types of chronic and severe pain, back pain can lead to emotional frustration and may even result in depression. At Pain Zero, our compassionate team wants to help to alleviate your pain. We understand the toll that daily pain can have on your life, and we will work with you to find the optimal therapy to ease your back pain. We will listen to your concerns and provide diagnostic testing in order to offer more customized care for optimal pain management. To learn more about your options for relief, book an appointment at our convenient offices located in Central Ohio.
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Back Pain FAQs
How common is back pain?
Back pain is the leading cause of disability for people younger than 45, affecting millions of Americans (almost 80%) at some time in their life. Typically, back pain is developed between the ages of 30 – 50 and is frequently the result of an injury, a sedentary lifestyle, and the effects of aging.
When should you see the doctor for back pain?
Most back pain is not a sign of a serious condition, even though the pain can be intense. However, when back pain is severe and persists for weeks without improvement and interferes with work, daily activities, and sleep or is accompanied by fever, numbness, weakness, pain that shoots into the legs, unexplained weight loss, or trouble urinating, it is recommended that you see a physician.
What are some ways to prevent back pain?
There are several easy things you can do to reduce and/or avoid back pain, including using proper lifting techniques, strengthening the core with regular exercise, stretching and doing spinal release exercises, quitting smoking, avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy weight.