Back Pain Specialist

Back Pain Specialist in Newington, and Oxford, CT

If you are experiencing back pain, come to Premier Urgent Care for treatment! Our specialists can help relieve your pain and restore your function. We have convenient locations to serve you. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.

Back Pain Specialist Near Me in Newington, and Oxford, CT
Back Pain Specialist Near Me in Newington, and Oxford, CT

Table of Contents:

What are some causes of back pain?
When back pain is considered serious?
When should I see a doctor for back pain?
How is back pain treated?

The back is a complex structure made up of many interworking parts, including bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Because the back is such a large area of the body, it is divided into three categories: upper, middle and lower back. These categories are typically used when experiencing back pain, as the specific area of pain can help to narrow down its cause. Back pain can be caused by lifting heavy objects, twisting or moving the body too quickly, from a traumatic impact, from structural abnormalities and can even be caused by a number of medical conditions and diseases. If left untreated, back pain can become chronic and severely decrease an individual’s quality of life. Thankfully, there are medical professionals who dedicate their careers to helping people deal with and overcome their back pain.

What are some causes of back pain?

Back pain has many causes, including:

– Medical conditions, such as:
– Arthritis
– Osteoarthritis
– Ankylosing spondylitis
– Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine
– Pregnancy
– Tumors
– Kidney stones and infections
– Endometriosis
– Osteomyelitis or discitis
– Fibromyalgia
– Herniated or slipped discs
– Bulging discs
– Degenerative disc disease
– Inflammation and wear of the sacroiliac joint
– Spinal stenosis
– Cervical radiculopathy
– Spondylolisthesis
– Accidents and Injuries, such as:
– Car accidents
– Falls
– Spine or vertebral fractures
– Sprains and strains
– Spasms

When back pain is considered serious?

The following signs and symptoms may be indicative of a serious medical situation:

– Persistent fevers
– Unplanned weight loss
– Blood in the stool or urine
– Progressive numbness or weakness in the legs
– Inability to urinate or have a bowel movement
– Loss of bowel/bladder control
– Pain at night
– Sexual dysfunction
– Balance problems
– Pain not alleviated or worsened by different positions
– Recent IV drug use
– Progressive worsening of pain despite relative rest
– Recent trauma

When should I see a doctor for back pain?

Back pain that warrants a visit to the doctor:

– Is constant or intense, especially at night
– Spreads down one or both legs, in particular if the pain goes below the knee
– Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in either legs
– Occurs with unintended weight loss
– Occurs with swelling or redness on the back

Seek emergency medical care if back pain:

– Occurs after a high-impact car crash
– Occurs after a bad fall or sports injury
– Causes new bowel or bladder control problems
– Occurs with a fever

How is back pain treated?

The treatment for back pain largely depends upon several factors, including:

– The severity of pain
– The cause of pain
– The presence of any underlying health conditions
– The age of the patient
– If other treatment have failed to provide relief
– How the patient responds to treatment

Based on these factors, a back pain specialist will create a treatment plan that addresses the individual concerns of the patient. At Premier Urgent Care, we use the following therapies to treat back pain:

– Integrative medicine
– Chiropractic care
– Spinal decompression
– Custom orthotics
– Physical rehabilitation

We use these therapies because they do not cause dependencies (such as from painkillers), and they work to address the root cause of the pain. They also do not cause serious side effects (like with pain medication and surgery) and do not come with long recovery periods or downtimes (as does surgery).
If you are experiencing back pain, come to Premier Urgent Care today. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating a number of causes of back pain and can help you address the underlying cause of your pain for effective and long-term relief! Call us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. Walk-ins are welcome! We serve patients from Oxford CT, Newington CT, Naugatuck CT, New Britain CT, Seymour CT, Wethersfield CT, West Hartford CT, Ansonia CT, Bristol CT, Cromwell CT, and Waterbury CT.

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