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Back Pain

Back PainBack Pain Oakdale Mn

Back pain can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include overuse such as working out or lifting too much, prolonged sitting and lying down, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, or wearing a poorly fitting backpack.

Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. Also, the pain can radiate down a leg. Bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking can make it worse.

When to see a doctor

Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and self-care, usually within a few weeks. Contact your health care provider for back pain that:

• Lasts longer than a few weeks
• Is severe and doesn't improve with rest
• Spreads down one or both legs, especially if the pain goes below the knee
• Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
• Is paired with unexplained weight loss
• In rare cases, back pain can signal a serious medical problem. Seek immediate care for back pain that:

• Causes new bowel or bladder problems
• Is accompanied by a fever
• Follows a fall, blow to the back or other injury

Steps can assist avoid or alleviate most back pain episodes, especially for individuals more youthful than age 60. If avoidance stops working, simple home treatment and utilizing the body correctly typically will heal the back within a few weeks. Surgical treatment is hardly ever needed to deal with pain in the back.

Back Pain Oakdale MN

Back Pain

Symptoms - Back Pain

Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. Also, the pain can radiate down a leg. Bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking can make it worse.

  • Increasing pain with lifting and bending.
  • Worsening pain when resting, sitting, or standing.
  • Back pain that comes and goes.
  • Stiffness in the morning when awakening and lessened back pain with activity.
  • Pain that radiates away from the back into the buttocks, leg, or hip.

When you’re in pain, your quality of life decreases dramatically – and every aspect of your everyday life is impacted. Just because you have a condition that causes pain, it doesn’t mean you have to live with the pain day in and day out. The pain management specialists at the Minnesota Pain Institute in Oakdale, MN can help you get relief.

BACK PAIN - What you can expect:

Back pain usually resolves with rest and home remedies, but sometimes medical treatment is necessary.

• Medication
• Physical therapy
• Cortisone injections
• Traction
• Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Surgery for pain in the back is very unusual. If a patient has a herniated disk surgery may be a choice, specifically if there is consistent pain and nerve compression which can cause muscle weak point.

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