We are the Best Back Pain Specialists in San Antonio
If you are experiencing back pain and believe you need a back pain specialist in San Antonio Texas then South Texas Spine & Joint Institute are the right specialist for you. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Not only is it painful, but it can also make performing everyday tasks difficult. In most cases, back pain is not harmful or dangerous. However, it can be very uncomfortable and frustrating. There are many different treatments for back pain, including decompression, surgery and physical therapy. In this article, we will discuss the different treatment options available for back pain and help you find the best solution for you!
Why Does My Back Hurt?
There are various causes of back pain, including muscle pain with or without muscles spasms, disc pain, joint pain, or nerve pain. In most cases, these are not harmful or dangerous.
When Should I See a Doctor for Back Pain?
When your back first starts to hurt, try taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like aspirin, ibuprofen. You can also try a hot/cold ice pack and try applying ice in the first 48 hours and then possibly apply heat after 48 hours. If your back pain is severe or still does not improve, you may need medical care. If your pain is immediately severe, you should see a doctor now. You should also seek urgent medical care if you have:
- Fever associated with back pain
- Back pain after trauma
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Loss of strength in your arms and legs
- Unexplained weight loss associated with back pain
We will likely do a physical examination and ask about your medical history. Depending on the cause of your back pain, we will recommend some treatments options.
For Back Pain, Neck Pain or Joint Pain you can visit us at 4095 De Zavala Road
Shavano Park, TX 78249 or call: (210) 545-7000