5 reasons to visit a doctor if you have back pain

Centro de la columna Vertebral: March 5, 2019

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5 reasons to visit a doctor if you have back pain

There are many reasons to see a doctor if you have back pain. Don't ignore a problem that can have long-term consequences and affect your quality of life. See a specialist if you have persistent back pain.

Reasons to visit a doctor after experiencing symptoms in your back/spine

Diagnosis: the first step

It is not enough to know where it hurts, as much as it is to know why. The sensation of pain is always subjective and only with a professional diagnosis – as well as imaging studies– it is possible to determine the cause of the pain. Without medical assessment there is no diagnosis and without diagnosis there can’t be an adequate treatment.

2. Problems won’t fix on their own

If you’ve ever experienced brief back pain, you may have ignored it. You may have felt better after getting some rest, but this doesn’t mean that the underlying problem is no longer there. Health problems don’t fix on their own, action is required.

3.You may suffer from a chronic condition

Persistent back pain can be a symptom of some other condition: herniated discs, nerve damage, or wear and tear on the intervertebral discs are some of the conditions that may be behind back pain that lasts several weeks.

4. Stay ahead of the problems

Let's say – although no one wishes for it to happen–, that you have a herniated disc in its early stages. Addressing this condition early is critical to stopping its progression and avoiding a complication that can jeopardize your mobility. Prevention and timely care are always the best medicine.

5. Recovery is possible

For people who suffer from a condition in their back or spine, the road to recovery may be a long one. The sooner you receive a proper diagnosis and treatment, the lower the duration of the medical treatment.

Visit Centro de la Columna Vertebral for medical assessment

At Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have more than 24 years of experience in diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that cause back pain. Visit the nearest branch to begin a safe, non-surgical treatment.

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“The information provided in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replace medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Méndez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license 602691.”

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