Did you realize that 80% of all people in the United States are going to suffer from a difficulty with neck or back pain during their lifetime? In some cases, it may be somewhat of a passing issue but in others, it could lead to severe, ongoing pain that can affect your quality of life. For those individuals, discovering the source of the pain is a primary concern. When they are able to overcome the problem and deal with the pain they are experiencing, it allows them to get back to their day-to-day lives.
A problem with spine pain can occur for many different reasons but on a basic level, it can be divided into two different categories. Neurological problems occur when there is some type of injury or other issue that involves the nerves. This could be a problem with sciatica, compression of the spinal cord or a herniated disc. It can be difficult to determine where this problem is coming from, because it may send signals to other parts of the body as well.
There may also be an issue with mechanical spinal problems and these can also be a significant difficulty as well. A mechanical abnormality can affect your health and it is often associated with poor health or bad habits. For example, an individual may be lift things improperly and this could lead to spine pain that is ongoing. In either case, however, it is important to have the issue diagnosed and to seek the proper treatment so that you can move on with your life.
What Options Are Open to Those with Spinal Pain?
If you live in Frisco or anywhere in the Dallas Metroplex, you have access to one of the top spine surgeons in the United States. In fact, we have won many awards on an ongoing basis that put us into that category. When you visit our office, you will receive a proper diagnosis and all the tests that are necessary to ensure you are cared for properly. It is then that we will discuss various options with you as to what can be done for the pain you are experiencing.
In many cases, a conservative option is available for managing the pain and perhaps even overcoming the problem. This can include a number of different treatment options, such as physical therapy, spinal injections, chiropractic and pain management through medication. All of these are noninvasive and nonsurgical, and they are often the options that are considered before any other course of action is taken.
If it does become necessary to consider having an operation, there are many options available as well. Some operations are going to be very specific and may be better suited for certain types of spine pain, such as those associated with a fractured vertebrae or a herniated disc. One thing you can be sure of is that we always use a minimally invasive procedure. This reduces problems with infection and minimizes recovery time. Since it is minimally invasive, you also have fewer problems with soft tissue or muscle damage.
Don’t think that you will have to have surgery, just because you are seeing a spinal surgeon. The vast majority of the cases that come through our office do not end up having to have surgery and many of them are able to be treated successfully. In fact, some of the top athletes come to our office in order to be treated for spine pain and similar problems.
If you’re suffering from spinal pain, there is no need for you to continue to suffer indefinitely. We provide what is necessary to help you to overcome the problem and we do so using the latest techniques and the highest quality equipment available. Contact us for more information as to how we can get you back on the road to better health with a healthier spine.