Back Pain

San Ramon Urgent Care & Clinic -  - Primary Care Physician

Rajesh Maheshwari, MD

Primary Care Physician & Urgent Care located in East Bay, San Ramon, CA

Back Pain Specialist
Back pain is now so common that it's one of the top reasons patients seek medical help today. Whether the pain has gone on for years or it just started yesterday, there's no reason to continue suffering. Dr. Rajesh Maheshwari delivers personalized back pain solutions to his patients at San Ramon Urgent Care & Clinic in San Ramon, California.

Back Pain Q & A

by Rajesh Maheshwari, MD

What are the causes of back pain?

There are many causes of back pain. Some of the most common can include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as strain from lifting heavy boxes every day
  • On the job injuries such as slip and fall or trip and fall
  • Chronic conditions including arthritis and degenerative disc disease
  • Excess weight, which puts strain on the spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Muscle spasms in the muscles supporting the spine

There may be many other possible reasons for back pain as well. No matter why you're in pain, back pain can be frustrating and difficult. Waiting for it to go away on its own isn't realistic in most cases. In fact, back pain only worsens if you ignore it.

What is the treatment for acute back pain?

Back pain treatment is very much an individual matter, and Dr. Maheshwari makes every effort to find out why the pain happens so that he can create a truly effective treatment plan.

Short term back pain, also called acute back pain, may be treated with oral medications as well as heat packs, cold packs, and rest. If at all possible, you should avoid the cause of the pain in the future.

How is chronic back pain treated?

Long-term back pain, also called chronic back pain, may require a different approach. In some cases, you and deal with the cause of your back pain and the pain will then abate. For example, patients who are obese can lose weight in a healthy and controlled manner to lessen the strain on their back.

Lifestyle changes, for example using a different mattress, may also be helpful in dealing with chronic back pain. Many patients find that building up the core muscles that support the spine can also help diminish back pain. Dr. Maheshwari can recommend special exercises that may help.

Dr. Maheshwari's ultimate goal is to alleviate your back pain now while preventing more pain in the future. Use the easy online appointment tool or call anytime to arrange a visit for back pain relief.

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