Why does back pain occur?
Back pain may stem from various factors, including muscular strains, herniated discs, spinal abnormalities, arthritis, or osteoporosis. Lifestyle aspects such as posture, physical activity, and occupational hazards also significantly influence back pain prevalence.
What are the risk factors for back pain?
Some of the risks associated with back pain include:
Age: Advancing age makes one more susceptible to back pain due to natural degenerative processes.
Occupational Hazards: Jobs demanding heavy lifting or prolonged sitting contribute to back pain risks.
Lifestyle: Lack of exercise, smoking, and excess body weight are contributing factors.
What treatment options are available for back pain?
Managing back pain involves various strategies tailored to the individual’s specific condition and needs. Here are some general treatment options:
Physical Therapy: Strengthening and stretching exercises to improve mobility.
Medications: Such as anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants for pain control.
Alternative Therapies: Including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage.
Surgery: Considered mainly when conservative treatments fail and the pain is disabling.
Each treatment approach aims to reduce pain, improve function, and provide strategies to prevent future back problems. Discussing with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable plan for your condition is essential.
At Phenix Health, we can provide quality care for your back pain through telehealth, whether that includes a stretching and exercise plan, prescriptions, or referrals. We can help you find the right treatment plan to help you get better and manage your pain.
Risks of untreated back pain
Ignoring back pain can lead to chronic conditions, impaired mobility, and a reduced quality of life. It may also escalate to severe health complications, necessitating complex interventions.
If you’re suffering from back pain, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with one of our online doctors or nurses, who can help create the right treatment plan for you.
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Whatever the cause of your back pain or the type you’re suffering from, our telehealth team is available 24/7 to help. We can provide you with expert care, treatment plans, prescriptions, and specialist referrals tailored to your unique needs. Book now with one of our online GPs or bulk-billed NPs through the link below.