Treating Lower Back Pain at our Miami Office

What Is Causing Your Pain?

If lower back pain has started to take over your life, it may be time to call Icon Medical Centers in Miami, FL. Lower back pain, like most forms of back pain, tends to have mechanical rather than organic causes. This means that the pain is the result of sudden or repetitive injury. When our board certified doctors perform your examination, one of the key factors in determining the appropriate treatment is understanding the reason behind your discomfort.

Our skilled Miami Chiropractors have extensive experience treating lower back pain and can help you get back on your feet again quickly. Call our office at (305) 858-8845 today!

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Some of the most common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Strains caused by poor body mechanics, especially when lifting
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures of the vertebrae, which are often caused by sharp blows from automobile accidents or even falling and landing on the back or buttocks
  • Herniated discs

When you visit Icon Medical Centers in Miami, we’ll perform tests to determine the cause of your discomfort. X-rays, MRIs and CT scans are common tools that can give us a lot of information about what is going on. Even if the results don’t show damage to the vertebrae or discs, we are able to rule out several possible causes of your discomfort and focus on injuries to the muscles.

Lower back pain can quickly take the joy out of life

It’s estimated that 31 million Americans will cope with lower back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the leading causes for missed work, and it’s the second most common reason for doctor visits.

Massage or Chiropractic Treatment for lower back pain

These treatments can be effective for relieving lower back pain. If you are interested in pursuing one of these options, discuss it with your Miami Icon Medical Centers doctor.

Physical Therapy for lower back pain

If you’ve been coping with lower back pain for awhile or if your pain is the result of an accident or injury, physical therapy may be necessary to strengthen your core muscles and help your back recover.

We are happy to provide a referral to a physical therapist in the Miami area.

Depending on the cause of your pain or if other therapies are not effective, surgery may be an option, and your Miami doctor will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this step.

Medication for lower back pain

Medication can help you get through the day while you are recovering. Some medications that are useful for lower back pain include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen or naproxen, and muscle relaxants, which are only available by prescription. Your Miami doctor will discuss your symptoms with you to determine which medication is right for you.

Treating Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can develop suddenly or over time. If you have been dealing with your condition for a while, it may take a little time to strengthen your muscles and restore your lower back; however, your Miami doctor will find ways to make you more comfortable in the meantime.

If your back pain came on suddenly as the result of an injury, rest along with heat and ice therapy can be very effective in reducing swelling and easing discomfort. Once a day or two has passed, however, it’s important that you try to get back into your normal routine. The longer you stay immobile, the weaker your muscles will get, which can create a chronic problem.

Call Icon Medical Centers’ Miami office today to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent doctors and make your lower back pain a thing of the past.