Back pain is extraordinarily common, with 80% of American adults experiencing it at some point during their lives. Jacqueline Weisbein, DO, a fellowship-trained and double board-certified pain management specialist, offers expert diagnosis and customized treatments at her private practice in Napa, California. If you have back pain, you don’t have to put up with it. Call Dr. Weisbein or make an appointment online today.
Back pain is widespread and variable. You might have back pain from an acute injury or repetitive motions, or it could stem from a degenerative condition. Some of the most prevalent cause of back pain include:
Many factors contribute to back pain, including your age, weight, and profession. As you age, your muscles and connective tissue become drier and less flexible, and consequently more vulnerable to injury. If you’re overweight or obese, your back is under more stress because it has to support a greater weight. Both sedentary jobs and physically demanding jobs can increase your risk of back pain, although in different ways.
In most cases, back pain goes away after a couple of days of at-home treatments such as rest, over-the-counter pain medication, and ice packs. If your pain lasts longer or gets worse, you should make an appointment to talk to Dr. Weisbein about your pain. If you suffer an acute injury, can’t move, or have numbness or weakness in your arms or legs, you should make an appointment right away.
Dr. Weisbein provides thorough exams and consultations to identify the condition causing your back pain. After discussing your medical history, overall health, lifestyle, and symptoms, she performs a physical exam, checking for signs of injury, inflammation, and other abnormal signs. Dr. Weisbein may order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays and MRIs to study the structures of your back in more detail.
After Dr. Weisbein diagnoses the cause of your back pain, she creates a customized, multimodal treatment plan to alleviate your pain and address the underlying condition. Depending on your needs, she may recommend physical therapy and lifestyle modifications like weight loss. However, she also offers a variety of state-of-the-art interventional pain treatments such as:
In her effort to offer only the best treatments, Dr. Weisbein works with brands including Vertiflex®, PainTEQ™, MedTronic, and Abbott.
If you have back pain that’s interfering with your quality of life, call or make an appointment online today.