Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. At One Oak Medical, with locations in Staten Island, New York, and Paramus, Wayne, Middletown, Point Pleasant, and Clifton, New Jersey, Dr. Faisal Mahmood, Dr. Debra Ibrahim, and Dr. Ahmad Badri offer advanced diagnostics and treatment services to pinpoint the cause of your back pain and relieve it with the latest treatment options. You don’t have to suffer another minute with persistent back pain. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the nearest office location to learn more.
Acute back pain develops suddenly as the result of a fall or other injury. Chronic back pain is less common and involves persistent pain that lasts three months or longer.
The most common causes of back pain include:
You may also experience persistent back pain if you’re overweight, lack regular physical activity, or have a medical condition, such as cancer.
Your doctor reviews your lifestyle, daily activities, and your medical history to determine your pain's cause. She may recommend imaging tests, such as an MRI or X-ray, to identify internal injuries in your back, such as disc herniations, bone fractures, or muscle tears.
Typically, most minor back injuries related to your muscles resolve in one or two weeks with over-the-counter medications and heat or ice therapies. However, if you have persistent pain that interferes with your work or personal life, or you experience bowel or bladder problems as a result of your back pain, schedule a consultation as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis.
You should also seek medical treatment if your back pain is the result of a fall, auto accident, or another serious injury.
Your doctor may initially recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to alleviate pain and help you remain active. Physical therapy can also help improve the strength of your back muscles and increase your flexibility.
Cortisone injections help reduce inflammation and pain. Your doctor may also inject numbing medications around your spine to provide you with long-lasting pain relief.
Your surgeon may perform surgery if your back pain is chronic and the result of nerve compression, or if you have herniated or ruptured discs.
Besides treating back pain, Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Mahmood, and Dr. Badri provide you with educational resources to help prevent back pain in the future. These include counseling on diet and weight loss, proper lifting techniques, and routine exercises to improve your back muscle strength and flexibility.
Stop letting back pain control your life. Book an appointment online or by phone to find back pain relief today.