While back pain can affect almost everyone at some point in time, ongoing or intense back pain calls for medical attention. Look no further than the primary care and pain management practice, Gorman Medical, PC, in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado. The trained medical professionals offer many ways to treat your condition and help you get back to your daily routine pain-free. Call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online anytime.
Back pain is a common ailment with various potential causes, including:
Psychological factors like stress, anxiety, or depression can also cause back pain.
Several factors can put you at risk for back pain, such as:
In addition, smoking can put you at risk because it reduces blood flow to your spine, impairing its ability to heal.
Back pain can manifest in various ways, depending on its cause and severity. Common symptoms include:
During your evaluation, your provider learns about your medical history, your lifestyle, and a detailed account of your symptoms to determine the root cause of your back pain.
Back pain can be categorized based on its duration.
Acute back pain is usually short-term and can last from a few days to a few weeks. It’s often related to a specific injury, overuse of the back, or strain.
You are considered to have chronic back pain if your condition occurs for three months or longer. It may be associated with an underlying medical condition or an injury that has not fully healed.
At Gorman Medical, PC, treatment for back pain depends on its root cause, the severity of it, and how long you’ve had the condition. Common treatment approaches include:
In cases of herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or structural issues, surgical intervention may be necessary.
Are you ready to say goodbye to back pain? Call today or make an appointment online using the scheduling tool for convenience.