Back Pain Treatment Bolingbrook, IL
Back pain affects a significant number of people and is a common reason for seeking medical help or missing work. The pain can vary in intensity and quality, ranging from a dull ache to a shooting, burning, or stabbing sensation.
Back pain can be localized to a specific area or radiate down the leg. Movement such as bending, twisting, lifting heavy objects, standing up, or walking may make the pain worse. Most cases of back pain can be managed with home treatment, self-care, and proper body mechanics, leading to healing within a few weeks. Serious back pain lasts longer than a few weeks, doesn’t improve with rest, spreads down the legs, causes weakness, numbness, or tingling, or is accompanied by unexplained weight loss. There are preventive measures such maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and addressing risk factors like fitness level, obesity, occupation, and stress can help reduce the likelihood of developing chronic back pain. If the pain is unbearable, schedule an appointment with Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians for back pain treatment in Bolingbrook, IL, today!
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is one of the world’s leading causes of disability. The causes of back pain can vary, but some common factors include:
Muscle strain is a common cause of back pain and often occurs due to incorrect lifting of heavy objects, sudden awkward movements, or overactivity. Age-related degeneration, such as the shrinkage or tearing of intervertebral discs, can also contribute to back pain. Inflammation caused by autoimmune disorders are also a culprit. Additionally, problems with the structures in the back can lead to back pain. Any issues with vertebrae, intervertebral discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerves could potentially cause back pain.
Why Choose Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians To Treat Back Pain?
We use an interdisciplinary team approach to pain management, ensuring that each patient receives personalized treatment. Our team of experts are dedicated to providing compassionate care and improving patients’ quality of life. Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians offer a wide range of treatment options, including diagnostic studies, counseling, physical therapy, medications, COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency, epidural steroid injections, and nerve blocks. We get that back pain can impede daily activities and overall well-being, so we are committed to alleviating pain and improving patients’ quality of life. Reach out to us today for a consultation in Bolingbrook, IL, or schedule an appointment.
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