Everyone suffers from back pain occasionally. But if your symptoms continue or affect your mobility, seek treatment immediately. At the Mint Medical Center in Oakland, California, anti-aging and pain management specialist's Dr. Muhammad Mansour, MS, ND, Angela Lin, NP, and the team use integrative and regenerative therapies to treat back pain and prevent it from getting worse. Call the office to receive treatment for back pain today, or book your appointment online.
Back pain is aching or discomfort that affects any part of your spine.
Your vertebrae, vertebral discs, and surrounding tissues are tough. But general wear-and-tear and the natural aging process cause degenerative changes that increase the risk of inflammation and mobility problems.
If you have back pain and it doesn’t improve with rest, ice, or over-the-counter medication, contact the Mint Medical Center.
Back pain occurs for various reasons, including:
You might also have back pain caused by poor posture or an awkward sleep position.
Make an appointment with the Mint Medical Center team if you have back pain that doesn’t improve with rest. That’s especially true if the pain lasts more than a few weeks or occurs alongside unexplained weight loss.
Your Mint Medical Center provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. They need to know when the pain started, where it occurs, and if it’s worse when you stand or walk.
Next, your provider assesses your ability to sit, stand, and lift your legs. They examine your upper and lower back for redness, bruising, or swelling and gently press on your skin to identify sensitive areas.
Your provider then orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These tools can identify underlying problems, like arthritis, herniated discs, or problems with your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
The Mint Medical Center team treats back pain using an integrative and regenerative approach. Instead of relying on surgery, they prescribe minimally invasive care. Your provider might suggest:
You might also benefit from healthy lifestyle changes, like losing weight and exercising regularly.
You can’t prevent back pain entirely, but things can be done to reduce your risk. The Mint Medical Center recommends quitting smoking, strengthening your abdominal and back muscles, and practicing good posture.
Call the Mint Medical Center to explore the various treatment options for back pain, or click the online booking feature to make an appointment.