LA Pain Doctor
Pain Management Specialists located in Metairie, Laplace, Harvey, New Orleans, and Luling, LA
Back pain is among the most common conditions that bring men and women to the care of Firas Hijazi, MD, and Satvik Munshi, MD, of LA Pain Doctor in Metairie, LaPlace, Harvey, and New Orleans, Louisiana. The practice offers a range of outstanding health professionals who can diagnose and treat your back pain, helping you get back on your feet and into the swing of your normal daily routines. Learn more during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.
Back Pain Q & A
What is back pain?
Back pain is one of the most common types of pain, but there are many different ways to experience this condition. For some, back pain occurs after an especially exerting day, and brings only mild soreness that subsides after a few days of rest and self-care. For others, back pain is a chronic and debilitating condition that colors each and every day.
Some of the symptoms people with back pain report include:
- Muscle aches
- Pain that begins in the lower back and radiates into the legs
- Pain that grows worse during bending, standing, or walking
- Pain that improves while reclining
- Shooting or stabbing sensations
- Sensations of weakness, numbness, or tingling
Don’t let these symptoms persist without seeking medical help. Left untreated, back pain can worsen and become more challenging to treat.
What can I do to prevent back pain?
Not all back pain can be prevented. Auto accidents, degenerative conditions, infections, and other factors cannot always be avoided. However, there are steps you can take to prevent many types of back pain.
The importance of living a healthy and active life, and choosing a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and high-quality sources of protein cannot be overstated. Finding ways to incorporate movement into your daily routine is critical, and helps keep all areas of your body strong and resilient.
You can also reduce your risk for back pain by making thoughtful choices about how you use your back. Learn proper lifting techniques and avoid pushing your body past its limits. If you do suffer a back injury, consider trying physical therapy, and incorporate those stretches and exercises into your long-term health planning.
Evaluate how you use your body while at work or during daily activities. Poor posture is a leading cause of back pain, and simple changes can support optimal joint health.
What is failed back surgery syndrome?
Failed back surgery syndrome is a term used to describe pain and other symptoms that worsen or persist after some form of back surgery. It’s an all-too-common outcome, and a source of great frustration to those who believed that surgery would correct their back problems and permanently relieve pain.
Back surgery is a method of altering your anatomy. It can decompress your spine and remove pressure on a nerve root, and it can also stabilize a damaged joint. Back surgery alone, however, will not always lead to significant or lasting pain relief.
The team at LA Pain Doctor offers comprehensive back pain solutions. Those options range from medications, joint injections, and nerve blocks to physical therapy, lifestyle modification guidance, and more.
If you or a loved one is living with back pain, contact LA Pain Doctor today to begin exploring pathways to relief. Appointments can be made over the phone or through the simple online booking tool, so don’t delay.