Unfortunately, back pain is experienced by almost everyone at some point in life. In fact, it is one of the most common complaints heard by our orthopedic specialists.
Diagnosing and treating back pain can be a difficult process due to the complexity of the neck and spine. However, our orthopedic specialists are some of the best in Utah and can help you recover from your back pain in a reasonable amount of time.
Most back pain will be relieved by rest, however, if your back pain persists for several days or is debilitating, you should see a doctor or an orthopedic specialist. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should see a specialist as soon as possible:
- Back pain keeps you from sleeping
- Your bowels or bladder has become difficult to control
- You have signs of an infection
- The back pain has lasted a week or more
- You have unexplainable symptoms such as fevers, chills, or cold sweats
Causes of Severe Back Pain
If your back pain doesn't seem to be going away, there may be a more serious underlying condition. If this is the case, treatment from an orthopedic specialist is highly recommended. Such conditions include:
- Lumbar muscle sprains or spasms
- Ruptured discs
- Discogenic back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Lumbar spine arthritis
An orthopedic specialist will likely order a series of tests to help pinpoint the origin of your back pain before recommending a treatment plan.
If you are ready to be free of your back pain, call the Orthopedic Specialty Group to schedule an appointment with a specialist.