Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical condition that we experience. It can range from a dull pain on your backside to sudden, sharp throb that seems to spread onto your buttocks and legs. Although, it is very rarely a case of medical emergency, but it can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying condition.

Contact Doral Health and Wellness and talk to our primary care doctors if you need help managing your back pain. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help and work you with your condition. Doral Health and Wellness also has an urgent care facility that can provide you emergency medical assistance should you need one.

Symptoms

Back pain can vary from having a local pain on a specific area on your back to having a pain that spreads all over your back. Depending on the cause and type of your back pain, symptoms can include:

  • Stiffness upon waking up, especially in the morning
  • Back pain that come and go
  • Increasing pain when lifting something, or bending
  • Pain that gets worst when resting or sitting
  • Pain that spreads into your buttocks, legs or hips
  • A feeling of numbness on your legs

Contact your medical provider, or consult your doctor, if the pain in your back comes with a:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Fever

It is also recommended that you see your medical provider if your back pain does not improve

Causes

There are many factors that can cause backpain. But the common cause are:

  • Strained muscles and/or ligaments
  • Muscle tension
  • Injuries, fractures or falls
  • Damaged disks
  • Muscle spasm
  • Posture
  • Medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, kidney problems, sciatica, cauda equina syndrome or pregnancy

Treatment

Back pain usually resolves on its own after taking a rest, medication and with home remedies.

For medications:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers, can be taken orally or applied to skin (liniment)
  • Muscle relaxants for muscle tension
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs for inflammation
  • Numbing injections for certain type of back pain caused by nerve compression
  • Prescription pain relievers for severe back pain

For home remedies:

  • Use cold packs to relieve back pain, and hot compress to promote healing in your sore muscles
  • Limit activities that will require you to put pressure on your back
  • Gradually increase activities so as to prevent abrupt and sudden pressure on your back
  • Get physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles on your back.
  • Do not start any exercise routine without consulting with your doctor first.
  • Practice healthy habits, such as healthy diet, exercise and regular sleep

Constantly experiencing back pain can be challenging. However, you may find relief within 6 weeks, after taking medication. Remember to always follow your doctor’s order on how to manage your pain and your condition.

Doral Health and Wellness can help you manage your pain and on how to better take care of your health. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.

For urgent medical emergencies, you can visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. We provide urgent and comprehensive care for most health problems. For more info, visit us at http://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com/ or call us at 1-347-384-5690.