If chronic back pain is interfering with your job or your personal life, there’s no reason to keep suffering. At Jiki Medical Associates, LLC in Rockville, Maryland, the experienced medical team offers comprehensive care for persistent back pain that focuses on restoring your quality of life. The office is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies to better understand the source of your back pain, and the physicians tailor a treatment plan focusing on long-term relief. Learn more about your options for treating chronic back pain by calling Jiki Medical Associates, LLC or by scheduling an appointment online now.
Back pain that lasts less than six weeks is usually classified as acute back pain. When you experience persistent pain in your back for at least three consecutive months, you may be diagnosed with chronic back pain.
Acute back pain often results from falls or overuse injuries from physical activity, many times relating to muscle strains. Chronic back pain may be the result of an underlying issue in your muscles, bones, and joints. Some of the most common conditions that cause chronic back pain include:
You may also develop chronic back pain after suffering a traumatic injury from an auto accident, a work incident, or age-related changes in your body.
During your back pain evaluation, your Jiki Medical Associates provider takes time to review your medical history, your family history, and your usual activities. This information can help pinpoint the root cause of your back pain.
Your doctor physically examines your body, focusing on your back and the location of your pain. To better evaluate the source of your pain, your doctor may request imaging tests, like an MRI or X-ray, to obtain images of the inner structures of your back and spine.
Your treatment plan for chronic back pain depends on the root cause of your condition. Initially, your Jiki Medical Associates provider may recommend lifestyle changes to help you lose weight and engage in more physical activity.
Physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles in your back and improve your overall range of motion while easing your chronic pain.
If your pain stems from age-related degeneration or a loss of bone density (osteoporosis), you may need to take medications to control pain and prevent a worsening of your condition.
The Jiki Medical Associates staff can refer you to an orthopedic specialist for existing spinal abnormalities or injuries that may require specialized care or surgery, such as a herniated disc.
If you’re limited by chronic back pain, don’t delay a diagnosis. You can schedule a consultation at Jiki Medical Associates today using the online booking feature or by calling the office now.