Most people develop back pain at some point during their lives, but if your symptoms last for more than a few days or affect your mobility, seeking treatment is essential. At Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, board-certified pain management specialists Randall Berinhout, MD, and Dominic Seymore, MD, provide complete care for back pain, including integrative pain injections, physical therapy, and surgery when needed. Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to schedule back pain treatment, or book your appointment online.
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems, affecting millions of people worldwide. It usually improves with rest, ice, and other conservative treatments, but back pain that lasts for more than a few days is something to take seriously.
If you have back pain that keeps you from working, exercising, or doing other activities you love, contact Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC right away.
Back pain symptoms include:
Depending on the underlying cause, you might also experience muscle weakness or difficulty doing routine tasks, like climbing stairs or bending over.
Your Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and if certain activities, like working or exercising exacerbate it.
Your provider has you rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10 and assesses your ability to walk, bend over, squat, and lift your legs. These movements help pinpoint the source of your pain and determine its severity.
If your provider suspects an underlying problem, like a herniated disc or a fractured vertebra, they order diagnostic testing like X-rays or electromyography (EMG).
The Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC team treat back pain using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. They might suggest:
If your back pain continues even after these treatments, your provider might recommend surgery.
There’s no way to prevent back pain entirely, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC recommends maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and strengthening your core muscles. You should also quit smoking.
Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to schedule a back pain consultation, or book your appointment online.