Sprains & Strains Back Pain Treatment
Sprains and strains are common injuries that cause back pain and restricted mobility. Although used interchangeably, each term describes an injury to a different element of the body. Sprains are injuries that involve ligaments, while strains are injuries that involve muscles or tendons. Our back pain specialist in Houston at Texas Intergrative Pain Institute provides back pain treatment for various injuries and conditions, including strains and sprains,
What Is A Back Sprain or Strains & Sprains
Strains and sprains are very common injuries. Next to headaches, back problems are the most common complaint to healthcare professionals.
All manner of trauma, from slips and falls to auto accidents, personal injury, and sports. Playing sports that involve pushing and pulling—such as football - also increases the risk of a strain, sprain, or lower back pain. This may also be the result of poor posture or lifting mechanics in the workplace. For example, lifting improperly and/or twisting while lifting can easily result in a back strain or sprain injury and, consequently, back pain, muscle cramps or spasms, swelling, decreased function, and/or range of motion. Some people may hear a popping noise at the time of injury, most common when a muscle, tendon, or ligament tears away from the bone.
Our back pain specialist is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management. This conservative method utilizes pain-blocking techniques to help make day-to-day activities less difficult and effectively restore the quality of life for patients without invasive or risky procedures or over-dependence on dangerous opioids. Your treatment for back pain may begin with RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapies for the first day or two. Then additional treatments m or a combination approach may be suggested by Dr. Warfield, such as physical therapy, platelet-rich therapy (PRP), or other treatments depending on your range of motion and the severity of your back pain.
If you incur a strain or sprain that leads to severe back pain or lack of mobility, please get in touch with us to schedule a comprehensive exam.
We accept most major insurances and have a program for self paying patients
Patient individual care because everyone has different levels of pain that need different types of pain care management.
Dr. Warfield is a board certified doctor providing passionate, caring, and adequate pain management to his patients.
We see patients within days at our pain management clinic near The Woodlands.
Preventing Back Pain
It is not possible to prevent all back injuries, but you can take some steps to help lower the risk of a sprain or strain:
Help your bones and muscles stay stronger by eating a nutrient-rich diet.
Stretch and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight and keep your joints flexible and your muscles in good condition.
Practice safety measures while working to help prevent accidents, such as maintaining a safe work environment. Make sure to keep walkways free of clutter to avoid falls.
Use good body mechanics when sitting, standing, and lifting. For example, try to keep your back straight and your shoulders back. Keep your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor when sitting. Don’t over-extend and try to avoid twisting movements.
Contact Us For Back Pain Treatment In Houston
As you seek the most effective relief for your back pain, exploring the latest and most innovative therapy options is essential. Finding a comprehensive pain management clinic in Houston with treatments tailored to your needs is crucial in restoring functionality and finding fest relief from your back pain; call our Houston office to schedule your exam and consultation with Dr. Brett Warfield at (346)888-5237. We are now accepting new patients in Houston, Baytown, Sugar Land, and the surrounding areas.