Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic
Orthopedic Surgeons located in Jacksonville, FL
Back pain is the leading cause of disability and one of the most common reasons people miss work. The highly skilled team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic treats a wide range of spine conditions, such as herniated discs, at their location in Jacksonville, Florida. If back pain is interfering with your daily life, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online.
Spine Q & A
Why does my back hurt?
If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone. Experts estimate that as many as 80% of men, women, and adolescents experience some form of back pain over the course of their lives.
Your spine is composed of 26 bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. In between each bone is a disc for cushioning. Muscles and ligaments surround your spine to provide stability and movement.
Damage or injury to any of these structures can cause back pain. Most of the time, back pain improves with simple treatment such as physical therapy. However, conditions such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis may require surgery.
What spine injuries and disorders cause back pain?
The expert team at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic provides accurate diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment for all types of spine problems. Common causes of back pain include:
- Arthritis of the spine
- Herniated discs
- Muscle or ligament strains
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Spinal stenosis
If you suspect you have an injury or condition affecting your spine, you should seek treatment at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic right away.
How do you diagnose and treat back pain?
First, your provider at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic discusses your symptoms and medical history and thoroughly examines your back. They may ask you to bend in different directions to check for restricted mobility or signs of pain.
They may also take tests such as an X-ray, MRI, or bone density scan to confirm your diagnosis.
Then, they develop a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain. Treatment for back pain varies depending on the type and severity of your condition, but may include:
- Medications to relieve pain
- Anti-inflammatory injections
- Physical therapy and exercise
- Supportive back braces
If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with treatment, they may recommend surgery. Most of the time, they reserve back surgery for structural problems, such as a herniated disc.
If you or a loved one is suffering from back pain, call the office of Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic or book an appointment online today.
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