Back pain is one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit, and in fact, approximately 80% percent of us will, at some point in our lives, suffer from back pain. Fortunately, most back pain will dissipate on its own, causing only minor discomfort and inconvenience. However, back pain is not a condition that should be taken lightly.
It can be caused by any number of underlying conditions, such as a degenerated disc, disc herniation or more serious, underlying issues such as spinal stenosis or a spinal tumor.
At Atlanta Spine Surgery, we’re skilled at treating all levels of back pain and spine related conditions, no matter how simple or complex. We take back pain seriously and understand the debilitating effects it can have on our patients. We also believe that other care options should be explored before resorting to an operation, so our team evaluates every possible cause and treatment.
There are a few signs that you should seek medical advice regarding your back pain.
- If you have suffered from back pain for longer than one month.
- If your pain is persistent or acute.
- If you wake from sleep because of your back pain.
- If your pain moved into the legs, neck or other extremities.
- If you’ve suffered trauma and are experiencing serious back pain as a result.
All of these reasons are good cause to consult a specialist about your discomfort. At Atlanta Spine Surgery, we help pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain, and our team of experts works with you to tailor a wellness plan for your specific needs.