Back pain affects millions of Americans, drastically impacting quality of life and overall health and wellness. As your primary care physician, Dr. Hujefa Vora believes in getting to the root of the problem and coming up with a customized treatment plan for each individual patient. He is a strong advocate for a healthy patient-doctor relationship and strives to foster this connection through open communication and trust. When it comes to back pain, many people are accustomed to being given pain medications from their doctor with no questions asked. Here at Bharmal Internal Medicine, we believe in taking a different approach. Your health is important to us and we strive to find individualized treatment solutions that work for you and your body. We understand how debilitating back pain can be and are here to help.
Understanding Back Pain
There are several different types and causes of back pain, but low back pain is perhaps the most common. An estimated 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at one point or another. Many people develop low back pain as a result of their job, which can lead to missed work days and years of discomfort. Both men and women are affected by back pain, ranging from a dull, constant ache to acute pain that incapacitates the individual.
Understanding the underlying cause of a patient’s back pain is one of our top priorities and something that many PCPs fail to do. There are many different causes of back pain, including;
- Injury or trauma
- Muscle pain
- Infection of the vertebrae (osteomyelitis)
- Spinal tumor
- Bone spurs
- Disc degeneration
If Dr. Vora believes your back pain is caused by something more serious, then diagnostic imaging may be the next step. Diagnostic imaging tests may include X-rays, CT scan, MRI scan, or myelography. To learn more about the treatment options offered by Bharmal Internal Medicine for back pain, please contact us today and schedule an appointment. Our dedicated team of medical professionals includes Dr. Vora and an in-house nurse practitioner, which allows us to function like an urgent care at times. We believe in seeing our patients as soon as possible and getting them answers that will help them move forward with their life - free of pain.