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Pain in your back may not actually be related to a back problem at all. Referred pain is pain felt in a different area of the body that differs from the injured or diseased organ. The pain signals are perceived in a region (such as the back) that has a nerve supply that is different from the source of the pain.
If you are experiencing back pain, it is important to accurately classify the cause of your back pain. Sometimes the answer can be obvious such as an injury or overexertion during physical activity. Sometimes the source of the pain does not match where the pain manifests.
Whatever the cause may be, our back pain doctors can help diagnose and treat your pain symptoms. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this office. I was helping my mom find a place for her arthritis pain, and I explained to them how bad it was. They were able to schedule me the same week! That's almost impossible at any doctor's office...and then add COVID..... I was thrilled. I took my mom, and everyone was absolutely so sweet and kind
- Donyasha B.
Dr. Rao. I can't find the words to tell you how much he has meant to me. I followed him from an old practice to his very new high tech office. They offer so many different areas of assistance to those with issues from nutrition to spinal surgery...and much more. His office is professional.
- Mom To2
Dr. Roa is such an amazing doctor! During my first visit he never tried to rush through my appt., he genuinely listened to all my concerns and then took his time to explain to me in detail all his recommendations and how they would help me.
- Nikki Walker
In the 3 years as a patient of Dr. Rao, it is my opinion that he is a phenomenal and extraordinary doctor. He keeps up to date with the latest treatment options, will sacrifice time no matter how many are in the waiting room to listen and explain. Dr. Rao has treated multiple patients with rare illnesses, and shows more empathy than any Dr. I’ve met.
- Mom To2
I have now been with Dr. Rao for 13 years. He is the most caring Doctor I have ever been to! Dr. Rao makes you feel very comfortable at all times. I would not want to go to any other Doctor... I go to the Hagerstown location, everyone is very nice
- Theresa R.
The entire staff from the folks at the front desk to the Nurse, to the Physicians Assistant to the scribe that records the visit for the doctor - (great idea so the Doctor can focus on the patient!!!)
- NVA F.
Completely the best care you could want the staff is so pleasant and caring and the doctors have true heart for healing, love being a patient here would give 10 stars if I could & absolutely the most caring during my procedure with Dr B
- Cathern C.
Always friendly, courteous, and efficient service. From the ladies, who work the front desk, to the nurses and the doctors. I've always had a good experience with the Harrisonburg office in Virginia.
They scheduled my appointment very quickly so that I can get to help that I needed immediately instead of like most places having to wait two to three weeks to get in I called and was able to be seen the next day
- John H.
After transitioning from a pain and spine doctor in Columbia, MD.. The intake staff member at Pain and Spine Specialist made the scheduling a breeze. They were able to get me in within a week.
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Sometimes used synonymously, ‘referred pain’ and ‘radiating’ pain are not the same thing. ‘Referred pain’ happens because all the nerves are connected. When pain is experienced, the nerves send signals to the brain. In turn, the brain may release these pain signals to a different part of the body.
Our Back and Spine Specialists are composed of a team of skilled and knowledgable doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who can accurately determine the source of your pain and evaluate your pain symptoms. Our team will be able determine if the location of your pain and the source of your pain are the same and/or linked. Our providers will examine the location of your pain and review your medical history. They will determine if a disease or another underlying condition is the cause of your referred back pain.
Because pain signals travel through the nerves, your brain will dictate which location the pain is felt. There are many different types of referred back pain. You may experience pain between your shoulder blades in your back region because your gallbladder may be dealing with gall stones. Aching muscles in your sides may be a result from a colon condition or kidney stones. The referred pain may manifest in your lower back.
Your skilled referred back pain doctor will be able to evaluate your pain and determine the best course of treatment. It is important for the injury or disease is treated, and not the location of the pain. You may find yourself frustrated if only the location of the experienced pain is treated because the pain will return.
The providers at Pain and Spine Specialists will dedicate compassionate and superior care to their patients suffering from referred back pain. Our practice is able to successfully treat your referred back pain with skilled knowledge. They will also review any other types of back pain such as axial back pain and radicular back pain that may be experienced.
How To Get Started
If you would like more information on how to treat your referred back pain or our practice, please call Pain and Spine Specialists and speak to our dedicated team to improve the quality of your life.
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