Treating Back Pain at Alliance Orthopedics
Back pain is a prevalent issue that may significantly impede an individual’s ability to function. To effectively manage and alleviate back pain, it’s crucial to first identify the root cause. The experts at Alliance Orthopedics are dedicated to identifying the source of your back pain and providing the most effective treatment to help you recover quickly.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can be caused by several different factors and is grouped into two types: acute and chronic. Acute back pain is a short-term discomfort that typically resolves within six weeks and may be caused by minor accidents or injuries.
Chronic back pain is less common, lasting for over three months, and often requires imaging tests to accurately identify the source of pain.
In order to effectively manage and alleviate back pain, it is important to first understand the cause. This applies to both acute and chronic back pain. Below are some common causes of acute and chronic back pain:
- Spine fractures
- Injured tissues
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
Diagnosing Back Pain
When you come to Alliance Orthopedics to treat your back pain, our skilled specialists will begin with a complete evaluation to identify the cause of your discomfort. During your initial assessment, your provider will obtain a medical history, analyze your symptoms, and conduct a physical exam.
During the physical exam, your provider will assess your ability to walk, sit, stand, and lift your legs, and more. To gain a better understanding of the underlying cause of your pain, they may suggest further tests like:
- CT scan
- Bone scan
With the results of your evaluation and tests in hand, the specialists at Alliance Orthopedics will develop a detailed diagnosis.
Back Pain Treatment
After identifying the cause of your back pain, the specialists at Alliance Orthopedics utilize a multidisciplinary approach to create a personalized treatment plan specifically for you.
The treatment plan will aim to incorporate various conservative care methods that effectively address your back pain and minimize its negative impact on your daily life.. Alliance Orthopedics specializes in a variety of innovative treatment options, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, and advanced interventional procedures.