Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC
A Group Medical Practice located in Columbus, GA
Back pain can come from an acute injury, degenerative damage, or an underlying medical condition. No matter the cause, back pain can make it hard to focus and complete even simple day-to-day tasks. At Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, in Columbus, Georgia, their skilled team can determine what’s causing your back pain and create an effective holistic treatment plan. To explore treatments for back pain, call Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, or book an appointment online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Back pain is a common occurrence that you might experience at least once in your lifetime. As you age, it may become more severe, prolonged, or frequent. Many injuries and conditions can lead to back pain, especially in the lower back.
The team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, asks for specific information about your symptoms and may perform tests, like ultrasound or X-ray imaging, to locate an injury or area of wear and tear. Common causes of back pain include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated or ruptured disc
- Sprains and strains
- Vertebrae fracture
In many cases, back pain occurs after you make a sudden or improper movement using the muscles in your back. You might notice quick, severe pain if you lift a heavy object using your back instead of your legs. In other cases, back pain develops slowly and may get worse over time.
When should I consider seeking treatment for back pain?
Back pain doesn’t always require a visit to the doctor for help. You may be able to significantly reduce your back pain by resting for a while at home or using heat and ice therapy on your own. You should consider visiting Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, if:
- Your pain doesn’t go away within a few weeks
- Your back pain radiates down one or both of your legs
- Your legs become numb or weak
- You struggle to move because of your back pain
The team evaluates you thoroughly to make the correct diagnosis and to plan a course of treatment that aligns with your needs and preferences. They may recommend two or more procedures or lifestyle changes for a comprehensive, successful treatment plan.
What are my back pain treatment options?
Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC proudly offers a wide variety of treatment options to help reduce or alleviate pain in your lower back. You’ll discuss these treatments with your provider and decide which of them is the best fit for your case. Your treatment plan might involve:
Chiropractic care helps restore balance to your body by realigning your spine. Your provider uses their hands to adjust your spine and relieve pressure from nerves in the region.
Massage therapy can help relieve pain and pressure in your lower back. Your provider manipulates your soft tissues using their hands to stimulate lymphatic flow and to reduce inflammation.
Therapeutic modalities like electrical stimulation using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit can help relieve pain in your lower back.
Your provider might recommend regenerative treatments to promote fast, natural healing of tissue damage. Regenerative medicine can minimize your need for prescription medications and help you avoid surgery.
To discover the cause of your lower back pain and find an effective treatment, call Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, or book an appointment online today.