If chronic back pain is reducing your quality of life, board-certified physician, Perry Weisman, MD, can help. WiseCare Urgent Care, with offices in Pasadena and Severna Park, Maryland, offers on-site diagnostics, like X-rays, to quickly uncover the root cause of your acute or chronic pain. You can expect a treatment plan customized to your needs to quickly relieve back pain and prevent your condition from worsening. To learn more about treatment options for back pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Weisman at WiseCare Urgent Care today, by phone, online, or by visiting the nearest center as a walk-in.
Back pain can be triggered by direct trauma to your body or may be the result of several underlying health conditions. Many people with back issues also develop pain in their neck.
For some, back pain and neck pain may be a temporary condition that resolves fully with treatment and rest. If you have chronic back pain, your condition may begin to interfere with your ability to stay active, work, and live a happy life.
Acute back and neck pain may be the result of a muscle sprain or strain from overuse or an injury and typically lasts a week or two before going away. Chronic back pain often lasts for six weeks or longer and may progressively worsen over time.
Some of the most common causes of chronic neck and back pain include:
You may also develop chronic back and neck pain due to direct trauma and degenerative changes in your spine that puts pressure on surrounding nerves.
The WiseCare Urgent Care team offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing on-site to quickly understand the source of your back or neck pain. Dr. Weisman takes the time to review your personal and family medical history and physically examines your back, checking for areas of inflammation and evaluating your range of motion.
Once Dr. Weisman understands the root cause of your back and neck pain, he creates a treatment plan that focuses on easing your pain quickly and preventing it from disrupting your life.
If you have acute back pain or neck pain due to an injury, Dr. Weisman may recommend medications to control inflammation and pain. You may also need to limit your activities and get plenty of rest to allow your muscles time to heal.
When chronic back pain makes it difficult to stay physically active, Dr. Weisman can work with you on a long-term treatment plan to improve your mobility.
For many, chronic back pain can be well managed with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medications. Dr. Weisman may also recommend physical therapy and at home-exercises to strengthen the muscles supporting your spine to prevent long-term pain.
Through routine primary care visits, Dr. Weisman tracks the progress of your treatment and can make recommendations for lifestyle changes that support a healthy back, such as losing weight, eating a nutritious diet, and engaging in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
Don’t let chronic back pain or neck pain take away the pleasure of life. Schedule a consultation at the WiseCare Urgent Care office nearest you by phone, online, or by visiting the center as a walk-in.