Injections for Back Pain
The most common reason for people to miss work is because they are suffering from back pain and are unable to work. The direct and indirect costs of low back pain can become a severe financial burden for most people in the workforce. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “Up to 84 percent of adults have low back pain at some time in their lives, and over one quarter of U.S. adults report recent (in the last 3 months) low back pain” (effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov, 2016).
Back pain does not discriminate and it affects men and women equally. The feeling from back pain can range from acutely dull pain that comes and goes depending on your position, or it can be debilitating pain that prevents you from engaging in certain activities. Back pain can develop over time or it can be an abrupt reaction from something as small as bending over. Most people who do not exercise regularly are the most susceptible to back pain.
When a person has back pain, the only thing they want is to feel better, so they can return to work. At Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo and San Francisco, we offer unique solutions to help relieve back pain. In most cases, back pain was caused by a situation at work that involved overexertion or incorrect lifting techniques. View the list of treatment options we provide by visiting our treatments page at http://www.remedydocs.com/treatments.html.
At Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo and San Francisco, we offer numerous types of injections for pain management. From epidurals to radiofrequency ablation to nerve blocks, we have what you need to feel your best and with less pain. The doctors at Remedy Medical Group understand the causes of back pain. That’s why they perform thorough medical evaluations for each patient to help establish a unique treatment plan that focuses on the cause of their back pain.Many doctors have seen back pain associated with a condition called spondylosis, which refers to spinal degeneration that comes from regular wear and tear of the joints, discs, and bones as a person ages. However, other common causes of back pain include:
- Sprains and Strains
- Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis