If you’re experiencing back pain, you’re not alone. Research shows that most of your fellow Americans will have the same complaint at some point in their lives. Dr. Carlos Diaz is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who supervises the healthcare team at Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine Center in Sarasota, Florida. He specializes in back pain, can uncover the reason for your symptoms, and then create a treatment plan that works. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Diaz or book your visit online.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people give for seeing their doctor. It most often occurs in the lower back region and may be caused by:
Most back pain resolves within a few weeks, and while uncomfortable, its cause is not typically something that you need to worry about. At the same time, back pain is not something you have to live with either. Dr. Diaz can identify what’s causing your symptoms and create a treatment strategy that helps speed your recovery and prevent future back pain from disrupting your life.
Symptoms that do indicate the need for medical attention include:
You should also seek medical care if you develop back pain for the first time after age 50 or have a history of cancer or osteoporosis.
Depending on the cause and severity of your back pain, Dr. Diaz may recommend: