Back pain is one of the most common causes of disability today. If you’re one of the nearly 50% of Americans who experience back pain each year, contact Juliet Burry, MD, at the Pain Management Institute of Orlando in Altamonte, Florida. Dr. Burry offers state-of-the-art treatments to ease or eliminate back pain and heal the condition causing it for long-term relief. Call or make an appointment online today.
Your back pain could be a dull throb or a stabbing, shooting pain. It could be localized in your back or radiate through your legs or arms. The kind of spinal pain you feel will depend on the condition causing it. Among the most common causes of back pain are:
Your risk of back pain increases as you age. Leading a sedentary lifestyle or being overweight can also increase your risk of back pain.
You should make an appointment at the Pain Management Institute of Orlando if you have back pain that doesn’t go away after a few days of rest or if your pain is interfering with your ability to carry out your daily responsibilities.
Dr. Burry provides thorough physical exams to check for signs that indicate the cause of your spinal pain. She also offers lab tests and diagnostic imaging studies like X-rays and MRIs to study the internal structures of your back. She can also conduct nerve conduction studies.
Treatment of back pain depends on the condition causing it. After your exam, Dr. Burry provides you with a personalized pain management plan to ease or eliminate your pain. Your program can include:
Dr. Burry could also recommend physical therapy or surgery when necessary to address the issue causing your back pain.
You can reduce your risk of back pain by staying active and taking care of your body. Regular exercise and a healthy diet help you maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the stress on your spine. Keeping your core muscles strong and supple ensures that your spine is properly supported.
You should take care to maintain good posture whether you’re sitting or standing, and you should always use proper lifting techniques.
If you have back pain that’s interfering with your quality of life, call the Pain Management Institute of Orlando or schedule a consultation online today.