Back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults, ranging from mild, dull discomfort to severe, debilitating pain that affects your daily life. At Better Pain Management Strategies in Elkridge, Maryland, Dr. Mercy Amah, DNP, takes a holistic approach to care to help you experience lasting relief from back pain without surgery. Call the pain management clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
The back is a complex structure that promotes mobility and flexibility while supporting the rest of the body. With a series of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, any damage to your back can lead to acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) pain. Many injuries, structural disorders, and degenerative conditions can cause back pain, including:
These conditions and injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms, including stiffness, limited range of motion, muscle weakness, shooting pain, and numbness or tingling in the legs or feet. If you experience frequent back pain, the Better Pain Management Strategies team can determine the underlying cause and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Any back pain that affects your quality of life is worth investigating. Without proper treatment, it can lead to disability and prevent you from work and daily life. Telltale warning signs that you should seek pain management for your back include:
Better Pain Management Strategies provides comprehensive evaluations to uncover the source of your pain for the most effective treatment.
If your pain feels mild to moderate, home remedies may effectively relieve discomfort that include:
Good posture is crucial for a healthy back. If hunching or stooping makes your back pain feel worse, your pain specialist at Better Pain Management Strategies can help improve your posture.
After diagnosing the cause of your back pain with a comprehensive physical exam, medical history review, lab work, and imaging scans, your provider can develop a personalized treatment plan that may include:
If nonsurgical treatments aren’t enough to relieve your back pain, your provider may refer you to another specialist for surgery.
Call Better Pain Management Strategies today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the most effective treatments for back pain.