Over 65 million Americans experience back pain that interferes with their quality of life. At Prosperity Health and Wellness, a telehealth practice serving adults in Fort Worth, Texas, Melinda Davis-McClendon, AGPCNP-C, can help you find relief from acute or chronic back pain. To get help managing your back pain, call Prosperity Health and Wellness or book a telehealth appointment online today.
Back pain describes any discomfort or pain in your lumbar (lower spine), thoracic (middle spine), or your cervical (upper spine) near your neck.
The two main types of back pain include:
Acute back pain develops following an injury or overexertion of the muscles that support your spine. This type of pain typically goes away within a few weeks with rest and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
Chronic back pain lasts for three months or longer. Some types of chronic back pain aren’t treatable with home remedies and can be quite stubborn. While chronic pain often has an underlying cause, it’s also a disease on its own.
There are many possible causes of acute and chronic back pain. Often, the main causes of acute back pain are muscle strains, ligament sprains, and poor posture.
Chronic back pain may be a side effect of conditions like:
Different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, can also cause chronic back pain.
To identify the cause of your back pain, Melinda may recommend imaging procedures and refer you to a specialist who can help.
Prosperity Health and Wellness customizes a treatment plan to your needs and the underlying cause of your back pain.
Melinda takes a conservative and holistic approach to help you manage back pain, taking into account your whole-body wellness. She may recommend treatments such as:
Your treatment plan for back pain can include several therapies to give you the best outcome. If you have complex back pain and haven’t found relief with conservative methods, Melinda may coordinate your care plan with a local specialist to help you find long-lasting relief.
To learn more about the available treatment options for back pain, call Prosperity Health and Wellness or book a telehealth appointment online today.