Back pain is one of the top reasons for visiting the doctor. If you’ve been nursing a painful back, Jonathan S. Leibowitz, MD, PC, is a board-certified doctor who can diagnose and treat your condition. His practice is conveniently located in Borough Park, in Brooklyn, New York. Put back pain behind you by calling today or booking a consultation online.
Back pain is a near-universal health complaint. About 80% of people have at least one backache in their life.
Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to sudden, slicing pain. Back pain is divided into three forms, and each feels a bit different.
Your pain may feel constant and aching or, at times, intermittent and sharp. You might also have muscle spasms.
This type of back pain typically feels like a dull ache but also can be sharp and intense. The pain radiates from your lower back down to your leg.
You feel this form of back pain in a different location from the actual source of the pain. For example, you may feel referred pain in your back even though the source may be an internal organ.
Back pain can be acute or chronic. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and generally goes away after a few days or weeks. In contrast, chronic back pain persists for more than three months.
A sports injury, accident, and certain health conditions can result in back pain. Muscle sprains and pulled ligaments are the top causes of back pain and are usually caused by lifting, exercising, or moving in an unexpected way.
Other leading sources of back pain include:
Sciatica, a nerve condition, also causes back pain.
Dr. Leibowitz and his team ask about your back pain symptoms and when the pain started. He performs a physical exam and assesses your range of motion. He also evaluates how well your spine moves.
The team may recommend X-rays to look for problems that might be contributing to your back pain. After a thorough assessment, an appropriate treatment plan to give you relief is recommended.
Dr. Leibowitz tailors a treatment plan for your condition. He typically recommends:
If you’re experiencing back pain, rely on Jonathan S. Leibowitz, MD, PC, for expert care. Call today or book a consultation online.