There are many different causes of back pain and the providers at Make You Well can help to diagnose and treat vastly different types of back pain. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people in their lifetimes. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.
Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-thecounter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse. That is why it is imperative to reach out to a health care provider like the ones at Make You Well, if this happens.
If your back pain is severe or doesn’t improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury. At Make You Well, we have many different diagnostic tools to see exactly what may be causing your back pain.
Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, pain or steroid injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.