Chronic spine pain can severely limit what you can do and ultimately lead to a disability. To keep you physically active and pain-free, Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain offers a wide range of nonsurgical treatments. The pain management specialists can identify what’s causing your pain using advanced diagnostic technologies. They focus on relieving your pain with steroid injections, physical therapy, and other nonsurgical therapies. Call the office in Milford or Newark, Delaware, to schedule a spine pain consultation, or book an appointment online today.
Spine pain can develop in the lumbar (lower), thoracic (middle), or cervical (neck) regions of your spine.
When you experience acute spine pain that lasts six weeks or less, it may be due to muscle tension that results from minor injuries, muscle overuse, or inflammation.
Chronic spine pain lasts for six months or longer and can interfere with your overall mobility. This type of pain can result from serious injuries, instability, or degenerative changes that occur as you get older.
Some common causes of chronic spine pain include:
You may also experience chronic spine pain due to a spinal cord injury or because of spinal deformities like scoliosis.
If you’re overweight or obese, you might be at increased risk for developing spine pain due to the excess pressure on the joints of your spine.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain if you have chronic neck or back pain that you can’t relieve with rest and over-the-counter medications.
An evaluation is also important if you have other symptoms of a spine injury or disorder such as:
The Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain providers diagnose the root cause of your spine pain during a physical exam, a review of your medical history and lifestyle, and diagnostic imaging tests.
The information the pain specialists learn from your test results helps them create a treatment plan to relieve spine pain and improve your overall spine health.
Initially, the Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain providers may recommend prescription medications to reduce inflammation and ease pain. You may also need to modify your activities and get plenty of rest.
If your spine pain is due to a more serious injury or disorder, your treatment plan may include:
Once you feel better, you may benefit from physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your spine. At-home exercises can also improve your mobility and enhance your spine health.
To schedule a diagnostic consultation for spine pain, call the Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.