While changes in your lifestyle can help you alleviate lower back pain, talk to your doctor about other ways to relieve lower back pain without having to undergo surgery. It may seem counterintuitive when you experience back pain, but remaining active is one of the best things you can do to relieve pain. Before you engage in any exercise, though, visit your Brooklyn doctor at Century Medical and Dental Center to get a firm diagnosis so that you don’t inadvertently do further damage to your back. A proper diagnosis also reveals any serious underlying condition that requires more extensive interventions.
Lower back pain is a common problem in the United States. A vast majority of adults deals with it at some point in their lives. Severe lower back pain can lead to missed work days and even to job-related disabilities. Pain in the lower back can range from dull and constant to sudden and sharp.
For most people, lower back pain is a short-term or acute problem that usually lasts a few weeks or less. For others, it’s a chronic, ongoing problem. Age-related changes can cause back pain to develop and intensify over time.
If you’re experiencing lower back pain that isn’t relieved by ice or rest, Century Medical and Dental Center offers expert medical care and lower back pain relief. Because it’s a multi-disciplinary practice, you gain access to a physical therapy clinic for exceptional assistance in your recovery, as some form of physical therapy is almost always part of the rehabilitation from back pain.
Symptoms of lower back pain may affect one or both sides of your lower back. Dull, aching pain may be accompanied by reduced mobility, muscle spasms or pain in your hips or pelvis. The pain may occur immediately if you suffer a fall or other type of trauma. Pain caused by degenerative disorders typically develops slowly over time.
Pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with standing, lifting or walking. Seek immediate lower back pain relief when it’s accompanied by other symptoms, such as:
You may be able to identify the cause of your lower back pain if you’ve recently been involved in an accident, had a fall or have been lifting heavy objects. Other common causes of pain in your lower back include:
Rarer causes of lower back pain include tumors and infections. Lower left back pain may be a sign of a kidney stone or a gynecological problem, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis or fibroids. Lower right back pain could be a sign of appendicitis or a kidney stone.
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The most effective lower back pain treatment for you depends on what’s causing your pain. You can relieve minor back pain with hot or cold packs once your Brooklyn doctor rules out any major issues. Safe pain relievers with anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation and pain. For some conditions, a back brace may help to make you more comfortable while a back injury heals.
Other options for lower back pain treatment may include:
Your Brooklyn physical therapist can help you get rid of lower back pain. During your sessions, you learn:
Lower back pain doesn’t have to dominate your life or hinder your activities. Contact Century Medical and Dental Center to reserve an appointment with the general physician in Brooklyn.
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