Back Pain

Back Pain Treatment in Novi & Howell, MI

Back pain is one of main reasons that people miss work or seek medical treatment. There are several possible causes for back pain including muscle strain, a herniated disc, or pain from the joints in the spine. Strenuous or repetitive activities, weak back and abdominal muscles, and excess body weight are common factors that can lead to back pain. According to the National Institute of Health, 80% of adults in the United States will experience back pain at some point in their lives. If you are one of those experiencing back pain, you need a consultation with your rehabilitation physicians. 

What are some common symptoms of Back Pain?

Depending on the cause and part of the back injured, the pain can be:

  • Sudden or gradual in onset
  • Sharp and stabbing
  • Aching and throbbing
  • Localized to the back or radiate into one or both legs
  • Associated with muscle spasms
  • Associated with leg numbness or tingling
  • Associated with weakness
  • Worse with sitting or standing
  • Increased with bending or twisting

Treating Your Back Pain

  • Avoid activities that increase pain
  • Ice for the first 2-3 days then alternate with heat
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Steroid injections
  • Into muscles, joints, or around a nerve (epidural injection)
  • Medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy)
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser therapy

If you are suffering from back pain, it's important to get your life back on track so you can enjoy your daily activities. Contact our experts at Rehabilitation Physicians, PC for proper treatment options. Call our Novi or Howell, MI office today at (248) 893-3200 to schedule your visit!

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