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Back Pain

Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers

Chiropractic Clinics & Physical Therapists located in The Woodlands, TX & Houston, TX

Millions of Americans live with back pain, many with such severe discomfort that they can’t go to work or participate in social activities. The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers in The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Houston, Texas, is committed to identifying the true root cause of your back pain and providing customized treatments to ease your pain and heal your back. Don’t let back pain disrupt your life anymore. Call Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers or make an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

You should never ignore back pain. Waiting for the pain to go away typically means that it ends up lasting longer and becoming more severe. For example, if you have mild back pain, you can try to rest at home and use heat pads or ice packs. However, if your back pain doesn’t subside within a few days, you should make an appointment at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers.

You should also make an appointment if you have such severe pain that it interferes with your mobility. Additionally, seek medical care if you injure your back in a sports or automobile accident.

What causes back pain?

Many factors contribute to back pain. From strained muscles to problems with your spine, some of the common causes of back pain include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractured vertebra

Some of the risk factors for back pain include age, weight, and lifestyle. For example, if you sit at a desk all day or if you have a physically demanding career, you have an increased chance of developing a painful back condition.

How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?

The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers provides comprehensive exams to identify the cause of your back pain. They might use diagnostic imaging studies like X-rays and MRIs to study the internal structures of your back in more detail.

While other medical practices might prescribe some medication to mask your pain, the team focuses on diagnosing and treating the condition that’s causing your pain. This approach provides long-lasting relief and an overall enhancement of your quality of life.

How is back pain treated?

The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers creates personalized treatment plans to address the precise condition that’s causing your pain, while also providing some relief. Your program could include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Laser therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Truflex® joint supplements
  • nutraMetrix® supplements

Your provider might also recommend lifestyle changes to reduce your back pain and enhance your overall wellness. For example, they might recommend adding 30 minutes of moderate exercise — like walking or swimming — to your daily routine.

If you have back pain, call Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers or make an appointment online today for expert, customized treatment.