Centro de la columna Vertebral: March 5, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.