Back Pain

Your back takes a lot of wear and tear over time. Days spent sitting, poor posture, heavy lifting, sports injuries, and even pregnancy all contribute to the stress onyour back. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons individuals see a doctor and is the leading cause of disability in the world. Almost everyone will experience some type of back pain in their life. Because your spine is so important to the structure of your back,even minor damage can result in serious pain often accompanied by limited mobility.

For many, back pain can be prevented oreffectively managedby incorporating regular exercise to increase abdominal and back muscle strength and flexibility inthehips and upper legs. Our team of physical therapists can work with you to determine a plan that is ideal for your lifestyle.

 

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  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain that shoots down the leg
  • Muscles aches
  • Pain that increases with bending, lifting, standing, twisting, or walking
  • Pain that may decrease with changes in position
  • Excess weight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking
  • Improper body mechanics or lifting techniques
  • Poor posture when sitting or standing
  • Evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or interventional pain specialist
  • Description of your symptoms and medical history
  • X-ray to show potential broken bones, misalignment, or arthritis
  • MRI or CT scan to show potential soft tissue damage or pinched nerves
  • Electromyography nerve studies to identify potential nerve and muscle damage
  • RICE therapy: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and other non-narcotic medications for pain relief
  • Physical therapy 
  • Exercise
  • Focused injections
  • Surgical repair may be necessary if nerve damage or compression is detected. This is typically associated with leg pain, numbness, and muscle weakness.
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  • I was amazed at the speed in which my daughter was seen by a doctor at urgent care. I just assumed it would be at least a 30 minute wait. Instead, we were in and out in 30 minutes!
  • I was seen promptly for my initial consultation. The staff and Dr. Sieger were friendly and professional, excellent communication! I’m planning to have Dr. Sieger to do my carpal tunnel surgery in the near future.
  • Despite having to visit Urgent Care, I was most impressed with the quality of service, professionalism and utmost dedication to giving expert advice and treatment by all the staff.
  • I knew I dislocated my finger when it was sticking out at a 45° angle from my hand. I thought I got it back into place, but was very grateful to have OAL‘s urgent care facility to go to to confirm. X-rays confirmed that it was still out of place and that there was also a fracture. I was then scheduled for an appointment with the hand specialist Dr. Griska five days later. I love having the option of an urgent care with orthopedic staff. Thank you OAL!
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