Back Pain

Pain Management of Oklahoma

Pain Management Physicians located in Broken Arrow, OK & Sand Springs, OK

Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems worldwide. In fact, it’s estimated that almost everyone will experience back pain at some time during their life. If you’ve tried various treatments without any significant relief, don’t hesitate to seek professional medical help. At Pain Management of Oklahoma with offices in Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sallisaw, Grove, McAlester, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Jeff Halford, DO, and Brent Henderson, DO, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain. If you want to live a more active and pain-free lifestyle, call the office nearest you to request an appointment today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain is a common complaint that affects men and women of all ages. Worldwide, back pain is the leading cause of disability, costing billions of dollars in lost productivity every year. 

Back pain affects everyone differently. Sometimes, it’s sharp, stabbing, and electric-like; other times, it’s dull, throbbing, and subsides with light activity. No matter the type of back pain you’re experiencing, or its underlying cause, there are a variety of treatments that can ease your symptoms and help you feel better. If back pain is interfering with your quality of life, make an appointment with the caring team at Pain Management of Oklahoma today.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

The symptoms of back pain vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. However, telltale signs of back pain include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Sharp, stabbing pain
  • Pain that radiates down your leg
  • Pain that improves with reclining

If you’re suffering from back pain, you might also notice that your pain gets worse whenever you bend, twist, or lift something. 

What causes back pain?

There are two main types of back pain: acute back pain and chronic back pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and lasts for a period of six weeks or fewer. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, lasts for more than three months and interferes with your quality of life. Some common conditions linked to back pain, include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament strains
  • Bulging discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

You might also develop back pain as a result of a skeletal irregularity, such as kyphosis or scoliosis. These deformities cause your spine to curve in an unusual shape. 

What’s the process for diagnosing back pain?

If you’re suffering from back pain and it doesn’t improve using conservative measures of care, make an appointment with the team at Pain Management of Oklahoma. During your initial consultation, your Pain Management of Oklahoma provider reviews your medical history, asks you questions about your symptoms, and conducts a physical exam. 

During your exam, your doctor assesses your ability to sit, stand, and walk. If your doctor suspects an underlying condition is the source of your pain, they might also order an X-ray or MRI to get a closer look at your spine and musculoskeletal structure. 

What back pain treatment is right for me?

At Pain Management of Oklahoma, Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halford usually recommend holistic, noninvasive treatments to address and relieve back pain. Following an exam and review of your medical history, they might recommend healthy lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, physical therapy, or pain injections with epidurals or corticosteroids. 

If back pain is interfering with your quality of life, make an appointment at Pain Management of Oklahoma today; call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.