Back pain can occur due to a straining physical activity or sitting in a specific position for a long time. This type of pain usually improves with pain relievers and adequate rest. However, if pain persists or worsens, you may need medical intervention. The Jacksonville pain management physician at Florida Regional Pain Management uses cutting-edge diagnostic tools to determine the cause of your pain.
What is back pain?
Back pain is one of the prevalent health conditions that prevent people from going to work or school, and it is also ranked as the number one cause of disability. Fortunately, medical experts know how to avoid back pain, and if prevention is futile, they have effective treatments to stimulate your body’s natural healing powers. Your back offers sturdy support to your whole upper body, a factor that makes it vulnerable to chronic and acute injuries. Your pain can range from mild discomfort to severe stabbing pain that may render you immobile. In some cases, back pain can make it impossible to sleep.
What factors can lead to back pain?
You can develop back pain due to several health problems in your body. Dr. Manor has years of experience diagnosing the underlying causes of back pain so he can suggest the most appropriate treatment option for you. The specialists at Florida Regional Pain Management offer treatment for the following causes of back pain:
- Ruptured discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Muscle strains
- Ligament strains
Dr. Manohar conducts several diagnostic tests before creating a personalized treatment plan for you.
When should you see a doctor?
It may occur in the form of a burning, stabbing, or shooting sensation depending o the underlying cause of your back pain. It may also spread to your legs or intensify with lifting, walking, bending, or twisting. Back pain improves with rest and simple home care treatments in most cases. Inform your doctor of your pain:
- Persists or worsens over time
- It does not improve with the rest
- Radiates down your legs
- Is accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness in your legs
In severe cases, you may have bladder problems or fever.
How can your doctor diagnose back pain?
During your visit, Dr. Manohar conducts a thorough physical exam to determine the cause of your pain. He may inquire about your symptoms and review your medical history to understand your health condition better. He may also conduct CT scans, MRIs, and X-rays to get a clear view of your internal organs.
What are the available treatments for back pain?
After discovering the root cause of your pain, Dr. Manohar creates a personalized treatment plan to address the underlying cause while alleviating your pain. He may combine the following treatments:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Physical therapy
- Smoking cessation
- Intervention medications such as pain-relieving injections
- Lifestyle modifications like regular exercise
- Prescribed home spine conditioning exercises
- Stem cell therapy
Dr. Manohar focuses on relieving your pain by providing your body’s necessary resources to heal itself. He may use stem cell or PRP therapy to stimulate cell regeneration which hastens the healing process giving you much-deserved relief.
Call Dr. Manohar or schedule your appointment online to obtain relief from your back pain.