Back Pain Specialist

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Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute

Spine & Orthopedics located in Stockbridge, GA & Griffin, GA

A whopping 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lives, causing them to miss out on work, important life events, or quality time with friends and family. The expert team at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, can carefully assess your back pain to determine the cause and get you back on track to feeling comfortable and energized. If you’re concerned about persistent or severe back pain, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What does back pain feel like?

Everyone experiences back pain differently. Back pain can affect any part of your back, and it can range from mildly irritating or severe and nearly unbearable. Back pain can feel like:

  • A dull aching
  • Sharp pangs
  • Shooting or radiating pain
  • Pain that worsens with movement

Your back pain likely worsens with certain movements or when you lift heavy objects. If you sit or lay down for a while, it may go away entirely before rushing back as soon as you stand up.

What are some common causes of back pain?

There are many causes of back pain. Some are mild and easily manageable, while others are severe and require focused treatment at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute. Your back pain could be caused by:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis

The causes of back pain can be separated into acute or short-term conditions and chronic or long-term conditions. Acute back pain is usually linked to an injury and goes away easily, while chronic back pain requires more rigorous and long-term care. 

Your course of treatment ultimately depends on the cause of your back pain.

When should I seek treatment for my back pain?

Back pain is extremely common. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons why people miss work. With a reasonable amount of rest and over-the-counter pain medications, many instances of back pain go away within a few weeks. 

Persisting back pain that doesn’t respond to home care could indicate a deeper medical issue and warrants a visit to Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute. You should schedule a consultation if your back pain:

  • Causes weakness, numbness, or tingling anywhere on your body
  • Radiates down your legs
  • Is accompanied by drastic weight loss that wasn’t on purpose
  • Consistently interferes with your daily life
  • Is severe or debilitating

There are endless reasons why your back may hurt. If you’re concerned about your back pain for any reason, your provider can help pinpoint its cause and start treatment. 

Your treatment will likely begin with physical therapy or other conservative measures. If your symptoms persist, your physician may recommend minimally invasive procedures like regenerative medicine or surgical interventions to help relieve your back pain.

If you have undiagnosed back pain, don’t hesitate to call Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute or request an appointment online today.