Just about everybody at some point in their life experiences back pain. While back pain usually resolves in a few weeks for most people, if your pain is sticking around and keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, it could be time for you to schedule an appointment to see the team at Florida Medical Pain Management, in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Spring Hill, Florida. They have a team of pain management experts who can provide you with targeted therapy to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. Call today or book an appointment using the online booking button.
Back Pain Q & A
Why do I have back pain?
Your back pain could have any number of causes. Back pain that comes on suddenly and lasts for only a few weeks is usually caused by a fall or injury. But back pain can sometimes develop without any obvious cause.
Noninjury causes of back pain include:
- Bulging or herniated disc
- Skeletal irregularities
Repeated movements or chronic heavy lifting can lead to muscle or ligament strain in your back that can cause you to experience back pain.
Common medical conditions treated at Florida Medical Pain Management that cause back pain include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Lumbar degenerative disc disease
If you’re not sure what’s causing your back pain, the team can run diagnostic tests to help identify the cause so he can provide the most effective treatment.
When should I see a doctor?
For many people, back pain resolves on its own with care at home. However, if your back pain is severe and making it difficult for you to go to work or spend time with friends or family, Florida Medical Pain Management can help.
You should come in to see Florida Medical Pain Management if:
- You have severe pain that doesn’t get better with rest
- The pain goes down your legs past your knees
- You’re experiencing tingling, numbness, or weakness in your lower extremities
- You’re losing weight without a known explanation
Providing accurate accompanying symptoms can help your provider rule out any other underlying conditions that may come with your back pain.
What treatments are available to reduce my pain?
The team of pain management specialists at Florida Medical Pain Management wants nothing more than to help you get your life back. They work one-on-one with you to develop the most effective treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your pain.
- Epidural steroid injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Nerve blocks
- Joint injections
- Spinal cord stimulation
No single treatment works in all causes of back pain, and the team works closely with you to find the best treatment to relieve your discomfort.
For management and relief of your back pain, call Florida Medical Pain Management or schedule a consultation online today.