Back pain can vary in severity from aching muscles to a stabbing sensation. Most people will experience back pain from time to time but it’s important to recognize when to see a provider. Most back pain can be resolved with home remedies such as resting, icing, and stretching.
Back pain can be caused by muscle or ligament strain, bulging or ruptured disks, arthritis, or osteoporosis. Treatment for back pain depends on the severity of the issue and the underlying cause. Treatment options include pain relievers, muscle relaxants, cortisone injections, and surgery.
Seek medical attention if the pain lasts more than a few weeks, is severe, causes numbness, follows a fall or blow, or is accompanied by a fever. Schneck provides pain management and surgical solutions for back pain. Reach out, we’re here to help.