When to Go to the Doctor with Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common in adults and is often indicative of a condition in your spine. Sometimes, back pain can be so debilitating that it requires immediate treatment. If you are experiencing lower back pain, radiating pain into the legs, sciatica, numbness, weakness or tingling, then it is extremely important to see a back pain doctor to diagnose your symptoms and help you find relief, such as the treatment methods described below.

Conservative treatments that your back pain doctor may recommend

If you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned, then you are likely suffering from a spine condition. Your doctor will obtain a detailed medical history, perform a physical exam and order imaging tests to obtain a concrete diagnosis of what is causing your chronic pain and discomfort as well as determine the best treatment method for your spine care needs. This may include the following:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Pain medications
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Physical therapy
  • Heat Massage
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Steroid injections

However, if you do not experience lasting relief from your back pain after several weeks or months of doctor-prescribed conservative treatments, then the surgeons at Laser Spine Institute may be able to help you find the relief you have been searching for.

Surgical intervention for back pain

If you require surgery to ease your back pain symptoms, contact the dedicated team at Laser Spine Institute today. We have helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain each year, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our procedures use small incisions that are muscle sparing, allowing for a lower risk of complication and a shorter recovery period compared to traditional open spine surgery.^

If the back pain you are experiencing is due to compression, our board-certified+ surgeons can help you relieve that pressure through a variety of minimally invasive decompression surgeries. However, if the pain in your back is associated with activities like bending, lifting and twisting, then your spine may require stabilization to ease the pain you are experiencing. For more information and to learn if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient surgery, reach out to our team and ask for a free MRI review.*