Spine Pain Treatment
Spine pain is one of the most common ailments. Without the proper treatment, spine pain can lead to loss of mobility and a lower quality of life. At Boston Orthopaedic P.C., we offer various techniques to treat spine pain for patients in the New Bedford and Fall River, MA areas. With an equal focus on orthopedic care, chiropractic care, and physical therapy we can help treat your spine pain and allow you to experience a better quality of life.
What Causes Spine Pain?
Spine pain can happen to anyone. The two main causes of spine pain are trauma to the spinal area and specific movements of the body that lead to spinal strain. Here are some other situations that can cause spine pain:
- Repetitive motions
- Heavy lifting
- Improper lifting technique
- Lack of exercise
- Medical conditions, such as scoliosis
Diagnosing Spine Pain
In order to properly diagnose spine pain, a number of tests are performed. Our experts will do a full physical exam to determine where your pain is coming from. If you need additional tests, like X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, we can refer you elsewhere for them. In addition to testing, our specialists will consult with you to assess the extent of your pain and your overall current mobility.
Orthopedic care can offer long-term relief for spine pain. At our clinic, we use non-surgical treatments that target the musculoskeletal system. Specific types of orthopedic treatments for spine pain include various injections, such as ultrasound guided, platelet-rich, and trigger point injections, that can help reduce pain. Other treatments include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS uses battery-powered electrodes to generate impulses that block peripheral nerve pain. Our professionals may also suggest exercises and lifestyle changes to help with pain.
Chiropractic care is another treatment approach that can help you alleviate spine pain. One common chiropractic treatment for spine pain is spinal manipulation. This approach allows our chiropractor to help bring your spine back into alignment, which alleviates pressure on the nerves around the spine. Spinal adjustments can be done by hand or with a small instrument. Other chiropractic treatments for spine pain include soft tissue massages, physiotherapy, and chiropractic rehabilitation. Rehabilitation may include corrective exercises.
Physical therapy is used to help you become more mobile as your spine is treated. Various physical therapy treatments include stretching and mobility exercises. Physical therapy might include massages, electrical stimulation, and special exercises. Also, our physical therapist will give patients an exercise regimen to follow at home. Over time, the physical therapy program will allow for freer movements and less spine pain. We also offer pre- and post-surgical physical therapy.
Start Your Spine Pain Treatment
Don't live another day with spine pain. At Boston Orthopaedic P.C., serving New Bedford and Fall River, MA, we can diagnose and treat your pain. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.