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Back pain is among the leading medical complaints in the U.S., and adults aren’t the only ones affected by it. Increasingly, doctors have been noticing complaints of back pain among children. Textbooks, notebooks, and other school supplies weigh down a child’s back. You can protect your children’s health by purchasing backpacks with two wide, well-padded straps and encouraging your children to always wear both straps.
For more tips on lessening the impact of a weighty backpack, watch this news clip from CNN. You’ll hear a doctor explain how he readjusts his daughter’s backpack to redistribute the weight evenly, and what you should purchase if your children’s backpacks are too heavy for them.
Pain Specialists of Orange County offer compassionate care with personalized treatment plans for back pain. Schedule your appointment at our facilities in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, or Irvine by calling (888) 699-1334.
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Back pain affects over 60% of Americans at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain can interfere with your enjoyment of leisure activities and make everyday tasks impossible. Seeking diagnosis and treatment for your chronic back pain now, rather than later, holds many important benefits.
Minimize Lost Time
Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Pain can also keep you from enjoying sports or other activities that you love, and it can even interfere with healthy sleep. Seeking treatment for your back pain will minimize time lost to discomfort. The sooner your condition is diagnosed and treated, the sooner you can return to work and leisure activities that you may be avoiding now.
Identify Underlying Conditions
If your pain is due to an underlying medical condition, it’s essential that treatment is started to address your health as soon as possible. Arthritis, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage can all cause chronic lower back pain as a symptom. By seeking a diagnosis for your back pain sooner rather than later, you are taking steps toward better overall health as well as pain relief.
Avoid Invasive Treatment Methods
Many treatment options exist for back pain, depending upon its cause and severity. Treating back pain in its early stages, before it has caused further damage, is often easier and less invasive than addressing problems that have been allowed to continue for months or years. Obtaining treatment for your back pain as soon as it becomes an issue means your doctor may have more options when developing a pain management plan. Less involved or invasive treatment methods will likely prove more effective in the early stages of pain than later stages.
If you’re in pain, don’t wait—call Pain Specialists of Orange County at (888) 699-1334 to find out how we can help. We offer a wide variety of cutting-edge pain management options in Irvine, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Hills. Visit our blog for more tips and information about chronic back pain.
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If you experience chronic pain, seeking treatment will allow you to return to the activities you love and regain your enjoyment of life. Pain management doctors can help you understand your pain and suggest the best treatment plan for your needs. Choosing the right doctor doesn’t need to be difficult—evaluating your choices by looking for a few important qualities will help you make the right decision.
License and Board Certification
Choosing a pain management doctor who is licensed and board certified means you will get specialized care from an experienced physician. Board certification requires that your physician pass standardized written and oral exams, as well as prove his proficiency and current knowledge in the field of pain management. You can rest assured that you will get the highest quality of care from a board certified pain management physician.
Variety of Services Offered
Look for a pain management doctor who can offer a variety of treatments and services under one roof, rather than requiring you to visit different specialists to receive care. This will save you time, money, and provide a higher quality of care because your primary pain management doctor is responsible for every aspect of your care.
Good Reputation and Demeanor
You want to choose a pain management doctor with a good reputation among his peers and patients. Ask for referrals and talk to other patients if possible before making your final decision. Meet with your potential doctor and discuss your concerns and worries in depth. The right pain management doctor will address all of your concerns and take the time to explain everything in terms with which you are comfortable.
At Pain Specialists of Orange County, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate pain management care in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Irvine. You can reach us at (888) 699-1334 for the answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment. Please look through our blog to find more information about choosing the right pain management doctor and how we can help you end chronic pain.