Back pain? Dr. Zaki Anwar can help!

Whether it was taken along by arthritis, a structural or nerve problem, bending the wrong way, or lifting something a little too heavy, low back pain is maddening at all times. But if you’re struggling, know this: You’re undoubtedly not alone. The majority of the people undergo severe back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is considered to be one of the most frequent reasons as to why people book doctor’s appointments and call out of work. It’s also one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It can be painful and weakening.

Back pain can have an effect on people belonging to different age groups, for a variety of different factors such as previous occupation and degenerative disk disease. Job translates into a nightmarish once you are living with this pain. Since all the time you will be going through dull, achy, sharp or stabbing pains at the back. It doesn’t make a difference if the quantity of some new tasks you are asked to do increases, even the routine office work can worsen your back pain.

Lower back pain may be associated to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area. Pain in the upper back may be a hint towards disorders of the aorta, tumors in the chest, and spine inflammation.

Common signs and symptoms of back pain may include:

  • Muscle ache
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain that radiates down your leg
  • Limited flexibility or range of motion of the back

Back pain can come on suddenly and last less than six weeks (acute), which may be consequence of a fall or lifting heavy objects. Back pain that lasts more than three months (chronic) is less common than acute pain. Back pain often develops without a specific cause that your doctor can identify with a test or imaging study. Conditions commonly connected to back pain include:

  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Bulging or ruptured disks
  • Arthritis
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Osteoporosis
  • Age
  • Lack of exercise
  • Carrying excess weight
  • Diseases
  • Psychological conditions
  • Smoking
  • Poor posture

Dr. Zaki Anwar, MD an Anesthesiologist and Interventional pain management professional offers its patients a range of exceptionally personalized treatments and services to help facilitate the patients in struggling with severe back pain. If your back pain hasn’t been able to resolute itself within four to six weeks, make a phone call to the doctor immediately. The specialist will examine your back and ask you to sit, stand, bend, walk, and lift your legs to see how your pain is affecting your mobility. You may be sent for imaging tests like an x-ray or MRI. You might be asked to try one of these therapies for treating the back pain:

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Topical pain meds
  • Cortisone shots
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Exercise
  • Stretches
  • Maintaining good posture
  • Heating pad
  • Spinal manipulation/ Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks