Attention Back Pain Sufferers in Lancaster PA
Did you know that 80% of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life? Are you suffering from upper back pain, middle back pain or lower back pain? If you are a back pain suffer, you are not alone. Just like with all pain, back pain causes you to lose control over your life.
Your back pain may be caused by an injury, trauma, congenital abnormalities or degenerative conditions. Our first step as physicians is to diagnose the cause of your pain. With our more than 25 years of experience, we can diagnose your problems.
Because we have so many treatment options for your back pain, we are able to create a customized solution that fits just you. No two people are alike, so why should your treatment be the same as everyone else's. If you suffer from back pain in or around Lancaster PA we can help you.
Types of back treatments include:
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Facet Blocks
- Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
- Medial Branch Block
- Sacroiliac Injection
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial
- Trigger Point Injection
You can't always prevent pain but here are some tips to a healthier spine:
It is important to stretch before you exercise or before you do a physically strenuous activity.
Don't be the hero by lifting things that are too heavy for you. Always lift with your knees and NOT your back.
Don't forget that your feet are start of your posture. If your shoes aren't comfortable this can aggravate your back. Yes ladies, high heels look sexy, but don't help your back pain.
Sit Up Straight/ Stand Up Straight
I'm sure you never heard your mom tell you this before. But the reality is that if you slouch when you are standing or sitting you are causing damage to your back.
Whether you are at work or home, it is important to make sure that your desk or work surface is at a height comfortable for you.
You should use a chair that has good lumbar support and is at a correct position and height. Keeping your shoulders back will help ease the pressure on your back. If you can change your positions frequently and also take walk around or stretch your muscles gently, that will also relieve tension.
If you don't have the right lumbar support you could use a pillow or a towel that has been roled up to provide extra support. If you do sit for long periods of time, try resting your feet up on a low stool.
If you sleep on your side you will help to lessen any curve in your spine. It is important to sleep on a firm mattress. Get rid of your old worn out bed.
Food and Exercise
You should eat a well balanced diet. A few less trips through the fast food line will help to keep off those extra pounds. Carrying extra weight around your waist puts too much pressure on your lower back. Getting regular exercise not only helps keep the extra pounds off but also keeps your body healthier.
It's not just a trend in local Lancaster restaurants that you can't smoke any more. It's good for your spine to not smoke. Smoking can reduce blood flow to your lower spine and causes the spinal discs to degenerate over time.
If you suffer from back pain in the Lancaster PA area, we invite you to visit us in one of our three locations to explore the options available to you to relieve your back pain. Isnít it about time you started living your life. Call us today!