You probably have experienced back pain at some point in your life. Nothing is fun about pain; the faster you can get over it, the better. Back pain after a long day at work is familiar and usually goes away after rest. However, when back pain persists and interferes with your daily routine, you need to seek medical attention. The back pain Little Silver specialist Dr. Perlman and the team at Kai Sports Medicine offers extensive diagnosis to find the root cause of your pain and prescribe customized treatments. This article will help you learn more about back pain.
What is Back Pain?
You experience back pain in your back, and the pain can move down your buttocks to your legs. The pain varies, from sharp and shooting to deep and stinging, based on the cause and it’s location.
Back pain may also be associated with the following symptoms.
· Inflammation and swelling
· Increased pain when bending or twisting
· Tingling sensations
Your provider at Kai Sports Medicine, Dr. Perlman, specializes in sport-related injuries and has knowledge and skills in treating back pain.
What causes back pain?
Back pain may result from various issues, including sports injuries. Your provider examines your injuries to determine the cause of pain and develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
Some of the most common causes of back pain include.
Activities such as heavy lifting, incorrect lifting, or taking sharp turns can strain and twist your back muscles, leading to muscle and ligament strain. The strain in your back results in back pain.
Anyone can experience back pain, but as you grow older, you become more vulnerable to back pain, rather than when you are young.
Bulging or herniated discs
Your spinal column has vertebrae that surround the spinal cord. Damage to the vertebral discs may cause them to rupture and bulge outward, pressing the nerves, resulting in back pain.
Osteoarthritis damages the soft tissues in the vertebrae, causing them to rub on each other, leading to pain.
We know excessive weight is harmful to our health; in this case, it adds pressure to the spine, causing pain.
After identifying the cause of your back pain, your provider prescribes a treatment plan and recommends measures to prevent the pain from happening in the future.
What is the treatment for back pain?
Your treatment for back pain depends on the cause. Your provider offers a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns. Besides, they consider your lifestyle and health before they give out your treatment.
Some of the available treatments at Kai Sports Medicine include the following:
· Physical therapy
· Muscle relaxants
· Osteopathic manipulation
· Joint injections
· Over-the-counter pain medications
· Minimally invasive orthopedic procedures
In addition to your treatment, Dr. Perlman offers a home action plan to support your treatment which includes:
· Healthy weight maintenance
· Low-impact exercise
· Safe heavy-lifting practices
· Practicing good posture
· Core strength and muscle-building exercise
Back pain can cause permanent damage when not treated. But that does not have to be you. Contact Kai Sports Medicine today to schedule your consultation or book your appointment online.