Back pain is one of the top causes of disability across the world. A significant percentage of adults experience back pain at least once in their life, with about ten percent of the back pain cases progressing into chronic pain. If your back pain persists, it can point to a more severe underlying health issue. At South Bay Wellness Center, Jay Ebadat, DC, provides holistic, integrative care for back pain in San Jose, California, including spinal decompression and cold laser therapy. To learn more about back pain treatment services, call or schedule an appointment online.
What Is Back Pain?
This is a common pain complaint that affects nearly everybody at some point in life. Back pain is caused by mechanical change for most people, such as a herniated disc or pulled muscle that alters the back’s normal function. In some people, the pain goes away within several weeks, while it turns chronic in others.
What Are The Symptoms Of Back Pain?
Back pain affects everyone differently. It can sometimes cause painful stabbing, shooting, or burning sensations. Other times, it can cause a dull pain that radiates down your buttocks to your legs. Most back pain relatively responds to light exercise, rest, and over-the-counter medicines. If the back pain becomes chronic for more than two weeks, you should seek medical assistance immediately.
What Are The Common Causes Of Your Back Pain?
Strained muscles cause back pain in most patients due to lifting heavy objects, overuse injury, or daily activities. Additionally, acute injury such as a lousy fall or car accident or even as you get older, you have a higher probability of experiencing lower back pain due to degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis. Other causes include; injuries, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, bone spurs, pinched nerves, arthritis, herniated disc, narrowing of the spinal cord, compressed nerves, or compression fracture as a result of osteoporosis.
How Is Back Pain Diagnosed?
When you visit a medical provider for back pain, the physician will first review your medical history and inquire about your lifestyle. At South Bay Wellness Center, Dr. Ebadat will also conduct a physical exam to determine your range of motion and rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10. If the doctor suspects musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoporosis or arthritis may be causing your back pain, he might order for diagnostic imaging like MRI or X-rays. This will offer detailed images of your joints, bones, and soft tissues to help the doctor diagnose the root cause of your back pain.
What Are The Available Back Pain Treatment Options?
Back pain treatments depend on the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your ability to exercise, work, or do other routine tasks. Dr. Ebadat recommends holistic, conservative treatments such as quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet, rest, and weight loss. Other available back pain treatments include; cold laser therapy, spinal decompression, rehabilitation exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and anodyne infrared light therapy.
In conclusion, Back pain affects almost everyone at some point in their life. At South Bay Wellness Center, Dr. Ebadat provides a variety of holistic and integrative treatments dedicated to treating the underlying cause of your back pain so you can get long term relief. To have your back pain consultation and treatment, call or book an appointment online today.