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Back Pain

Center for Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgeons located in Lake Charles, LA & Moss Bluff, LA

Back pain is a musculoskeletal problem affecting about eight in 10 Americans. At the Center for Orthopaedics, the experienced orthopedic surgeons provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for various back problems, including herniated discs, sciatica, and muscle strains. Call the office today or schedule online to make an appointment at the practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain is stiffness or general discomfort that affects any part of your spine. Most back pain responds to conservative, at-home treatments like ice and rest. If your symptoms continue or get worse, make an appointment at the Center for Orthopaedics.

The team of experienced specialists provides precise and thorough treatment to help your back heal properly. Your Center for Orthopaedics provider is committed to providing you the highest level of professional and personalized care from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and therapy.

What causes back pain?

Back pain is triggered by various things, including:

  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Workplace injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor posture

You can also experience back pain if you have an abnormally curved spine due to scoliosis or another underlying health problem.

When should I see an orthopedic specialist about back pain?

The Center for Orthopaedics team recommends that you see an orthopedic specialist about back pain if your symptoms are caused by an accident like a fall and they fail to get better with rest. That’s especially true if you experience numbness, weakness, or unexplained weight loss.

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose back pain, your Center for Orthopaedics provider reviews your medical history and asks you about your symptoms. They then complete a physical exam to determine what’s causing your discomfort.

If an exam doesn’t provide enough information about your condition, your provider would order X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. These imaging procedures capture detailed photos of your hard and soft tissues, allowing your provider to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a custom treatment plan.

How is back pain treated?

At the Center for Orthopaedics, the team offers many back pain treatments, including:

  • Interventional pain blocks
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Rehabilitation and exercise
  • Botox therapy
  • Neuromodulation treatments
  • Nonopioid-based management of back pain
  • Minimally invasive back procedures
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Emergency care (OrthoExpress)
  • Bone health care
  • Athletic training

The treatment that will most benefit you will depend on several things, including your age, medical history, and what’s causing your discomfort.

Don’t wait to receive treatment for back pain. Make an appointment today at the Center for Orthopaedics by calling the office or scheduling online.