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When Does Your Back Pain Require Medical Attention?

If you consider that more than 80% of adults in the United States will have some experience with lower back pain, you realize the extent of the problem. Back pain can range from overdoing it at the golf course to chronic arthritis that affects your ability to function normally, and everything in between. Whatever the circumstances of your back pain, there are times when seeking our help can help you get the much-needed relief you’ve been looking for.

At Comprehensive Pain Management, our team of interventional pain management specialists, led by Drs. Do Chan and Boris Shwartzman, understands the effects that back pain can have on your life, which is why we offer a broad range of traditional and cutting-edge treatment options.

If you're experiencing back pain, here’s a look at the problem and how we can help.

The most common causes of back pain

Given all that it’s responsible for in terms of support, mobility, and range of motion, it’s little wonder that back pain crops up as much as it does. The most common causes of back pain include:

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it should give you an idea of just how many avenues there are to back pain.

When back pain needs medical attention

The short answer to the question we pose in the title of this blog (When does your back pain require medical attention?) is anytime it interferes with your ability to function normally.

For example, if you’ve been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, the problem is progressive and can lead to chronic pain. In this instance, you’d do well to have the right pain management team in your corner to help offset the effects of malfunctioning discs.

If, however, you’ve pulled your back lifting something heavy, perhaps you may want to give it some rest for a few days to see if the condition improves. If it doesn’t, then it might be time to seek medical help.

The bottom line is that the decision to seek our help is yours to make. We do want to emphasize, however, that no one should live with pain, and we do have solutions.

Our back pain treatments

After an extensive evaluation of your back pain, we design an appropriate treatment plan to help you find relief and regain function. 

To give you an idea of your treatments options, we offer:

If you’d like to learn more about our treatment options for back pain, please contact one of our offices in Attleboro or Franklin, Massachusetts, or South Kingstown or Warwick, Rhode Island.

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