Everyone knows how back pain can disrupt your everyday life. The expert team at Re3 Innovative Neuroscience Institute in Sarasota, Florida, knows how to get you back on your feet and feeling your best. Physicians and neurosurgeons work together to deliver the best care that not only treats your back pain but prevents it from coming back. Call the office today to set up your consultation.
Nearly everyone experiences back pain. While prevention is key in the long term, usually a few weeks of rest and self-care at home will have you feeling normal and fully functional again.
If your pain is chronic and hasn’t improved over a few weeks, it’s time to visit the Re3 Innovative Neuroscience Institute. Symptoms that require a doctor’s attention to your back pain include:
Additionally, if your back pain, of any duration, is associated with a fever or new bowel or bladder issues, seek immediate care.
While back pain is common, a number of factors heighten your risk:
In addition to these risk factors, multiple other health conditions are associated with chronic back pain. These include:
Whatever the cause, the team at Re3 Innovative Neuroscience Institute has multiple options to offer you relief of your back pain.
The Re3 physicians perform a physical examination of your back and assess your ability to sit, stand, walk, and lift your legs. This information helps determine the source of your pain and rules out more problematic causes. Further examination may require imaging, blood, bone, or nerve tests for accurate and precise diagnosis.
The severity of your pain is a factor in the appropriate treatment option.
If the pain is acute, Re3 may recommend a regimen of over-the-counter pain medication, heat pads, and light activity, provided it doesn’t increase your pain. In more chronic cases, prescription medication, like muscle relaxants or narcotics, anti-inflammatory steroid injections, or activity and exercise under the guidance of a professional physical therapist may be necessary.
In the more extreme cases where there is unrelenting pain, obstruction of your nerves, or structural problems, Re3 may recommend minimally invasive procedures, like injection therapies and neuromodulatory treatments, or surgery.
Injection therapies include platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy, both of which concentrate your body’s own natural healing process on your spine. Neuromodulatory treatments include spinal cord stimulation which uses low-level electrical signals to alter pain signaling from your back to your brain.
The expertise of the Re3 team focuses on minimizing the invasiveness of treatments, but if surgery remains the best option, the neurosurgeons have decades of experience delivering long-lasting pain relief and back health.
If your back pain hasn’t gone away after a few weeks, or it keeps coming back, schedule a consultation with the Re3 Innovative Neuroscience Institute.