Common Back Pain Questions and Treatments, Dr. Mark Robinson, Rose Medical Center

Common Back Pain Questions and Treatments, Dr. Mark Robinson, Rose Medical Center


(calm acoustic music) – Back pain is often caused by arthritis in these spinal joints, the facet joints. Additionally, back pain can be caused if these bones do not
line up appropriately. (calm acoustic music) If you have back pain, it’s important to maintain good posture and strengthen your core so that the pain improves
and doesn’t get worse. (calm acoustic music) As we age, our spinal joints and disc spaces tend to wear out. This causes us to be more prone to injury and pain. (calm acoustic music) Excessive weight gain,
smoking, and inactive lifestyle typically are not good for your back. Healthy options include staying active, staying fit, and keeping your
weight in a normal range. (calm acoustic music) You should see a physician
regarding your back pain or leg pain if the pain is unremitting, has lasted longer than six weeks, or earlier if you have weakness. (calm acoustic music) It’s very rare that back injury results in a permanent disability. Usually with rest, relaxation,
and rehabilitation, you are able to return to normal activity. (calm acoustic music) Non-operative back pain treatments can include physical therapy,
short period of rest, injection therapy, and medication therapy. Injection therapy can
involve steroid injections into the spinal joints or
around the nerve roots. (calm acoustic music)

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