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HG - Back Pain - Secondary

Back Pain Diagnosis at [[Hospital Name]]

If you are experiencing chronic or severe back pain, it may be time to talk with an orthopedic back specialist. To provide you with a diagnosis and back pain treatment plan, the specialist will seek to uncover the underlying cause of your pain.

Back pain has many potential causes, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Disk problems, such as compression or bulging
  • Gynecological health issues
  • Kidney stones
  • Muscle strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal alignment problems such as scoliosis
  • Structural problems within the back

To determine the cause of your back pain, a physician will review your health records and symptoms, perform a thorough physical exam, talk with you about your lifestyle habits and activities, and order imaging tests such as X-ray or MRI.

Back Pain Treatment

Once a back specialist uncovers the cause of your back pain, he or she will recommend a course of treatment. In many cases, basic at-home care can help alleviate acute or chronic back pain.

Your physician may recommend treatment using the application of heat or cold, over-the-counter or prescription pain medications, injectable medications and exercises that strengthen the back muscles. If these conservative treatments prove to be ineffective, surgical treatment may be recommended.

Dealing with persistent or intense back pain? Our team at [[Hospital Name]] is here to help. Call to schedule an appointment.

[[HG LP MUSC Phone]]

Sources:
National Institutes of Health, American Chiropractic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians

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