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Back Pain Specialist

Pro Sports and Elite Rehab

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons & Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Vero Beach, FL

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point, but if you’re one of the 16 million Americans who have chronic back pain that disrupts their lives, it’s time to get professional help. At Pro Sports and Elite Rehab in Vero Beach, Florida, the team of board-certified orthopedists provides thorough exams and tests to identify the true root cause of your back pain so they can offer personalized treatment plans to heal your back, relieve your pain, and restore your quality of life. Call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab today or schedule a consultation online for expert treatment of back pain.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is a widespread problem that affects almost everyone at some point during their lives. It can originate in your spine, muscles, connective tissue, or nerves. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Muscle spasm (trigger points)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Fractures 
  • Nerve compression (sciatica)

Your risk of back pain increases with age as your muscles and connective tissue become dry and vulnerable to injury. Being overweight, having poor posture, not getting enough exercise, and strenuous work or leisure activities can also increase your risk of back pain. 

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

If you develop mild back pain, your first step should be rest and at-home care, such as over-the-counter pain relievers, ice, and heat. However, if your pain persists or worsens, it could be a sign of a more serious condition that needs medical attention. 

You should also make an appointment at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab if your back pain prevents you from going to work or school, limits your mobility, or disrupts your sleep. You also need medical evaluation after a traumatic accident that causes back pain. 

How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?

The Pro Sports and Elite Rehab team provides thorough exams and diagnostic testing to identify the issue causing your back pain. 

After reviewing your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle details, your doctor begins the physical exam. They feel your spine and back for signs of deformity or inflammation, and they may ask you to walk around the office or perform some gentle bends and stretches so they can see how your pain affects your movements.

When necessary, your orthopedic surgeon may order digital X-rays, MRIs, or osteoporosis evaluations to gather more details about your condition. 

How is back pain treated?

Your doctor at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab creates a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain and heal the underlying condition. Your treatment plan could include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Spinal injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

In severe cases when your pain doesn’t subside with nonsurgical treatments, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to repair and restore your spine. They may also suggest an implantable pain management device such as intrathecal pain pumps or spinal cord stimulators.

You don’t have to live with back pain. Call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab today or make an appointment online for advanced diagnostics and innovative, personalized treatment.