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10 Clues That You Should Seek Back Pain Treatment in New York

July 15, 2020


When Should You See a Doctor for Acute or Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain is so common that it’s sometimes hard to know when to see a doctor. You might write it off as a poor night of sleep, heavy lifting at work, or a day spent carrying your toddler around. But back pain that stems from injury, disease, or degeneration will worsen if left untreated. So how do you know if it’s time to seek back pain treatment in New York? Use these 10 signs to help you decide.

Signs That You Should See a Pain Doctor Immediately

The following symptoms mean you should seek medical attention immediately. The cause is sometimes less serious, but devastating immobility or fatality could occur if left untreated.

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1. Your Back Pain is Accompanied by a Fever.

Sometimes fever and back pain coexist for different reasons. And temporary body aches commonly accompany fever in illnesses like the flu. But if you’re experiencing new back pain with a fever, it’s best to have it checked out. Underlying diseases, infection, and cancer can cause a fever coupled with back pain.

2. You Experience Sudden Paralysis

If you are unable to move your back, neck, or limbs, see a doctor promptly. Back pain paired with partial or total paralysis is considered an emergency to preserve mobility. Often caused by a severely herniated disc, it can be temporary, and require a simple fix when addressed promptly, but can cause permanent paralysis if left untreated.

Is your back bothering you? Are you wondering if it requires medical care? Here are 10 clues that it’s time to seek back pain treatment in New York.

3. You Have New Loss of Bowel or Bladder Control

Several back issues can cause incontinence, and many are serious. Cauda Equina Syndrome occurs when the nerves in the lower back responsible for sensation in the groin are compressed, often from herniated discs. Other conditions that present the same symptoms are even more serious, including an abscess, a spinal cord injury, a spinal tumor, kidney stones, a burst artery in the abdominal wall, or an epidural hematoma following childbirth.

4. You Sustained an Injury, Fall, or Car Accident

If new back pain follows a car accident, fall, or injury, seek a proper diagnosis and treatment right away. Often the body goes into shock during an injury, so pain isn’t felt until later. Don’t wait to have an exam or diagnostic imaging done if you’ve experienced bodily trauma. Back pain might also refer from other areas like the pelvis, neck, shoulders, or internal organs, so seek prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Clues to Seek Back Pain Treatment in New York Soon

If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, they don’t require emergency medical attention, but they signal that a visit with pain specialists is needed as soon as possible.

5. You Have a Constant Ache in Your Back

It’s normal to have an achy back from time to time, particularly if you’ve exerted yourself more than usual. Everything from hunching over your desk, to too many reps at the gym can make your back hurt. But when the pain isn’t relieved by rest, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen within a couple of days, it’s time to pinpoint the cause. Doctors can look for issues like spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, osteoarthritis, and herniated discs.

6. Your Back Pain Radiates Down Your Leg

Sciatica is a common cause of pain that radiates, often down one buttock or leg. Sometimes it’s relieved with rest, but other times it requires injections, physical therapy, or disc repair. Pain can also radiate down your leg for more serious reasons like spinal tumors, so see a doctor soon if sciatic pain persists.

7. You Have Tingling, Numbness, or Weakness

Tingling can be the result of things like pinched nerves, overuse, or arthritis. But since tingling, numbness, and weakness also present in more troubling conditions like multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries, it’s important to visit certified pain doctors, rather than self-diagnosing.

8. Your Back Pain is Stabbing or Shooting

Back pain from a tiring day at work or a long drive will likely be dull and uncomfortable. Sharp, stabbing pain that shoots through your back is more indicative of injury. If your back pain becomes severe, seek immediate medical care. But even if it persists as moderately sharp or shooting, see a doctor as soon as you’re able.

9. Your Back Pain Worsens With Movement

If your back pain feels better when you lie down, but worsens when you stand, walk, or sit, consult pain specialists for proper pain management. Pain with movement could indicate a muscle sprain, a ligament tear, or a pinched nerve, among many other things. It’s important to get a clear diagnosis to receive adequate relief.

10. Your Back Pain is Accompanied by Weight Loss

As with fever, weight loss can accompany back pain for a different reason. If your back pain makes it harder to move, you might make fewer trips to the refrigerator, and if it hurts badly enough, you might have a smaller appetite. Pain medications used to treat back pain can also affect appetite and weight. But if you have unexplained weight loss along with back pain, see a pain doctor to rule out illness or disease.

Visit the Best Back Specialists in New York

If you’re experiencing any type of back pain, whether acute, chronic, or severe, visit the pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists in New York near Grand Central Station. Our Harvard-trained team is uniquely qualified to find the source of your pain and treat it with minimally invasive techniques. Our pain specialists are board certified in pain management and use the most conservative treatments that will alleviate your pain.

Our Conservative Treatments Offer Minimally Invasive Relief

Our pain doctors are certified in multiple fields including pain medicine and anesthesiology. As such, they can offer the widest range of back pain treatment in New York. Since our pain specialists won’t prescribe treatment until they’ve pinpointed the source, you’re guaranteed the most conservative treatment method. Unlike some pain doctors, who try things to see what will work, we have tools that both diagnose and treat at the same time. Here are just a few ways we provide back pain treatment with minimally invasive techniques.

Gentle Back Pain Treatment at Pain Treatment Specialists

  • Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Lumbar and Cervical Facet Injections
  • Lumbar Epidurals
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Seek Medical Attention Today for Back Pain Treatment in NYC

Don’t let your back pain turn into something more serious. Seek medical attention today to find relief. Trust the #1 back pain specialists in New York, Pain Treatment Specialists! Call or book an appointment online to receive the best minimally invasive back pain treatment in New York.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our pain treatment specialists is one of the best ways to determine the proper solution for pain relief.

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Dr. George Hanna

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Certified in anesthesiology, as well as interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Dr. Hanna received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School and a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hanna was then appointed Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School – training new graduates for over 3 years in anesthesiology and pain management techniques at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

You can book a consultation with Dr. Michael at our Pain Treatment Center in New York or NJ.

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Dr. Shane J. Volney

Harvard Medical School | NY Pain Specialist

Dr. Volney is passionately devoted to improving the quality of life of his patients through a unique, balanced approach to pain relief treatment. Understanding the major impact of pain on an individual’s energy, sleep, mood, relationships, and general well-being.

Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Centers in New Jersey and New York City. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.

Dr. Volney

Dr. Laura Lombardi

Harvard Medical School | New Jersey Pain Specialist

Dr. Lombardi is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for complicated surgeries. 

Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey. 

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10 Clues That You Should Seek Back Pain Treatment in New York ultima modifica: 2020-07-15T07:53:06-04:00 da JJ Madrigal