Back Pain Doctor2019-08-19T11:01:35-04:00

Back Pain Doctor

The epidemic of back pain is enormous.

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Suffering From Back Pain?

If you’re experiencing back pain, you’re not alone. Research shows that most of your fellow Americans will have the same complaint at some point in their lives. Here at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, we take an integrative approach to treat a wide range of issues. Our Back Pain Doctors specialize in delivering lasting relief by treating the root cause of your issues and pain.

Our primary focus is to restore the normal alignment of joints throughout the body while strengthening the muscles around these joints to help stabilize and heal the instability within these areas. This form of treatment proves to be highly effective in resolving pain and regaining function to your everyday life activities

Effects of Back Pain & Statistics

The epidemic of back pain is enormous. It’s the leading reason for disability for people under the age of 45 and estimated to strike 90% of all American adults.

Back pain is a severe health issue and can cause other major health issues if left untreated. Additionally, back pain decreases your quality of life and steals years from your life.

  • 6.5 million people are in bed on any given day due to back pain.
  • 5.4 million Americans are disabled annually due to back pain.
  • An estimated 93 million workdays are lost per year due to back pain.

Improve Mobility & Flexibility

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a grandparent who enjoys being active with the grandchildren, mobility and flexibility can mean enjoying your favorite activity instead of being inhibited by your pain or injury.

Rather than simply finding ways around the problem or turning to drugs that can mask the underlying cause entirely, our board-certified providers (back pain doctors) approach your problem from every angle, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to restoring your quality of life.

Live Life On Your Terms, Pain Free.

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Mt. Pleasant Office

(843) 940-8000
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Summerville Office

(843) 486-0999
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FAQ

What causes back pain?2019-01-23T16:16:28-04:00

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people give for seeing their doctor. It most often occurs in the lower back region and may be caused by:

  • Muscle or ligament strain due to repeated heavy lifting or a sudden twist or awkward movement
  • Poor physical conditioning that stresses your back muscles and may lead to painful muscle spasms
  • Herniated or bulging discs in your spine
  • Arthritis, typically osteoarthritis, which is linked to the natural aging process
  • Less commonly, spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Skeletal irregularities such as scoliosis, which causes your spine to curve to the side
  • Osteoporosis that affects your bone density and can result in compression fractures in your spine
When should I worry about back pain?2019-01-23T16:19:51-04:00

Pain is not a way of life. If your back pain does not go away after a few days, we encourage you to come in for a free consultation. Our providers can identify what’s causing your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan that helps speed your recovery and prevent future back pain from disrupting your life.

Symptoms that indicate the need for medical attention include:

  • Back pain that lasts for more than a week, doesn’t improve with rest, or abruptly worsens after you were feeling better
  • Symptoms of numbness, tingling, or pain that spreads down one or both legs
  • Weakness in your extremities
  • Sudden loss of bowel or bladder control, which may indicate cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder caused by spinal nerve root compression that often requires urgent surgical treatment
  • Severe, sudden pain that makes it difficult to move
  • You should also seek medical care if you develop back pain for the first time after age 50 or have a history of cancer or osteoporosis.
What is the treatment for back pain?2019-01-23T16:22:31-04:00

Depending on the cause and severity of your back pain, our providers may recommend:

  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercises For Stretching and Strengthening
  • Non-Steroidal joint and trigger point injections
  •  Chiropractic Care
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Commonly Accepted Medical Insurances

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine accepts a variety of major insurance plans. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact our office.

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