Back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability and affects 65 million Americans each year. There are many reasons why it happens — falls, accidents, heavy lifting, and changes to our spines as we get older.
But because it’s so common, you may feel unsure about when to reach out to your doctor. Or you might have accepted it as a normal part of aging.
Here are some signs it might be time to check in with your doctor:
- You’ve been in pain for weeks
- The pain doesn’t improve with rest
- You’re having bowel or bladder problems
Your Local Back Pain Experts
Here are just some of the treatments we offer:
Liberty PT, located conveniently on the Shasta Orthopaedics campus, is where we help patients regain their strength and resilience. You’ll meet with a personal trainer who will develop a custom plan around your particular needs.
We offer HF10 by Nevro, a non-invasive SCS device that can ease the pain you may still be feeling after prior back surgery. Rigorous studies have proven HF10 to offer significant relief for back pain. And some patients have been able to reduce their reliance on painkillers and other medicines.
Feeling anxious and even depressed is a very normal aspect of living with back pain. And as we shelter in place, it’s easier than ever to feel alone in your struggle.
Please reach out to our experts today to get the caring and compassionate care you deserve.