Back Pain Q & A
What are common causes of back pain?
Back pain, notably lower back pain, is often the result of pulled or torn muscles and ligaments. It can happen overnight or develop over an extended period due to natural wear and tear.
While back pain is usually acute, if left untreated it can become chronic. Even acute back pain can be severe and disrupt your daily routine.
Some common causes of back pain include:
- Lifting heavy objects
- A fall
- Maintaining poor posture over an extended period
- Sports injuries
- Trauma (i.e. car accidents)
- Structural issues (herniated discs, arthritis, compression fractures)
Even though back pain is a prevalent issue, there are simple steps you can take to prevent it.
How can I prevent back pain?
Here are some tips on how to limit your risk of developing back pain:
- Perform back-strengthening and stretching exercises a couple of times a week
- Use proper form to lift heavy objects (bent knees and a straight back)
- Remain active
- Keep a healthy, balanced diet
At Glaser Pain Relief Center, Dr. Jeffrey Glaser offers counseling on things like stretching and exercise techniques to keep your back strong and able to withstand forces that can cause injuries and pain.
Dr. Glaser can also help you monitor your diet and activity levels. If you are overweight, sometimes extra weight can put more stress on your back.
When should I see a doctor about back pain?
Acute back pain lasts no more than six weeks and usually subsides on its own. However, there’s no need to suffer through your pain: Dr. Glaser can help diagnose chronic conditions and treat you early. If your pain lasts for more than three days, it’s time to seek his help.
How do you treat back pain?
Glaser Pain Relief Center offers state-of-the-art treatment options. After a thorough evaluation and physical exam, Dr. Glaser can make a diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan.
Your treatment may include a combination of medication management, lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, non-surgical procedures, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery when necessary.
If your back pain proves too disruptive and limits your ability to go to work or even walk around, call or click for an appointment with Dr. Glaser and his highly qualified team at Glaser Pain Relief Center.
Glaser Pain Relief Center
Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in Encino, CA
Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their life. At Glaser Pain Relief Center in Encino, California, Jeffrey B. Glaser, MD, specializes in diagnosing causes and treating back pain. With a proper diagnosis from Dr. Glaser, a leading interventional pain management specialist, you can address symptoms that are disrupting your everyday life and work to prevent future instances of back pain. Good habits are vital to living without pesky back pain. Call or click ‘Book Online’ today to schedule an appointment to find out more.