When you’ve been dealing with chronic pain in your back, neck, shoulders, hips or knees and over-the-counter pain relievers don’t do the trick, your body may be telling you that a more prominent problem exists that requires the diagnosis of a medical professional.
Back pain and leg pain can be caused by a number of factors, the most common of which is a herniated disc. In fact, it is more likely that a person will have a herniated disc in his or her lifetime, than not. Approximately 80% of Americans will have back pain at least once in their lifetime and more than 67% of Americans will have herniated discs even without back pain.
With the gorgeous Texas Summer officially upon us, it’s hard to resist enjoying a round of golf on the green, an easy jog around Memorial Park, or a competitive game of tennis.
Unfortunately, injuries occasionally happen which put a damper on a summer plans. While reaching for the bottle of aspirin from the medicine cabinet might alleviate the pain temporarily, sometimes the problem is a bit more persistent and requires a visit to your doctor to determine the severity of your injury.
I was given the opportunity to meet with the Meadowlands Neighborhood Community and share about what I do as a specialist in the musculoskeletal system and the spine this past Tuesday – and despite the rain – there was a great turn out! It is always a pleasure to be able to educate the community about conservative, minimally invasive treatment options available at The Spine and Sports Center.