Acute Back Pain

Any back pain that is experienced for less than four weeks can be classified as acute pain. This pain can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. At Pain and Spine Specialists we can help accurately diagnose and treat your Acute pain. 

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What Is Acute Back Pain

If you are experiencing back pain it is important to define the type of pain you are experiencing. Different pain types can include acute back pain, chronic back pain, or inflammatory back pain 

Diagnosing the type of pain allows a pain management doctor to better identify the cause of your condition and devise an effective treatment plan that is tailored to you unique diagnosis. 

For Acute pain, we offer many minimally invasive treatments and techniques to help relieve your acute back pain and to avoid future exposure to back pain.  

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What Is Acute Back Pain

Acute back pain is diagnosed as pain that lasts less than a month. Acute pain is experienced for a short-term basis, and most acute pain tends to resolve on its own. Usually with a few days of rest and home remedies, acute back pain will resolve on its own. When the underlying source of pain is removed or enough time has passed, pain will subside 

However, if it does not, it may turn into chronic back pain. And this may require a more intensive approach to treatment.  

Pain and Spine Specialists will locate the area of your back that is the source of your pain and create a successful acute back pain treatment.  

Acute pain is directly related to tissue damage. Typically, acute low back pain is a result of a sudden injury to the back. Injured ligaments and muscles that support the back will send pain signals to the body. The pain may manifest due to muscle spasms or muscle strain in your back.  

Common causes of acute sharp lower back pain:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Compression fractures in the spine related to osteoporosis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Herniated discs
  • Strain or tears on the ligaments that support the back

Our Back Specialists will complete a thorough physical examination and evaluation of your medical history to identify the best treatment course. This may include MRI’s, CT scans, referrals to physical therapy, injection therapy, and/or medication management. Our skilled doctors will determine the extent of your pain and any damage in your back that may be contributing to your acute back pain.  

Our knowledgable and experienced specialists can offer many non-invasive techniques to help relieve you of your acute back pain. They will also provide you with techniques to avoid future exposure to back pain with recommendations of maintaining proper posture, correct lifting techniques, and stretches and exercises.  

We Can Help

Pain and Spine Specialists takes pride in our compassionate and dedicated care we provide for our patients. We are skilled and experienced specialists whose goal is to restore your quality of life. We are able to successfully determine if the pain you are experiencing is acute, chronic, or inflammatory and develop an individualized back pain treatment plan for your health goals.

How To Get Started

If you would like more information about our acute back pain treatments, or other types of back pain, please call Pain and Spine Specialists and speak to our dedicated team to improve the quality of your life.

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Billing / Insurance Questions

We Accept All Insurances!

That includes Medicare and state Medicaid.

How Soon Can I Be Seen?

Usually within one week of the initial call.

Appointments can be schedule by phone or through our contact form here.

What To Expect During Appointments

At Pain and Spine Specialists we provide comprehensive pain care while offering the most up-to-date minimally invasive techniques. Our ethos is to treat each patient (and potential patient) as if they were a family member.

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At Pain and Spine Specialists we want to provide the most efficient and pleasurable experience possible. As in all medical facilities, we have certain policies in place to ensure that you receive the time you require to address your needs as well as enhance your experience while in our care.

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At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of back pain specialists are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to exceptional care.