It’s happened to many people and it may have happened to you – you’re going through your day and you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your back. You may not have had any previous discomfort or back problems, but a sudden twinge leaves you unable to stand or perhaps even move. This can be quite alarming, and even though the pain may pass as quickly as it came, it’s important to have yourself examined by a certified medical specialist as soon as possible. At the Colorado Spine Institute (CSI) in Loveland, we can thoroughly examine your back and spine, helping you understand what brought on that unforeseen pain.
Simple, Everyday Movements
If your job requires you to stand or move for hours on end, you’ve most likely figured out the best way to keep your body pain- and injury-free. Whether you’re carrying items or putting things together, you’ve discovered simple movements that protect your back from pain. You may even wear a support belt or special shoes to guard against back pain, but these simple, everyday movements might be compromising the strength of your spine. Constant bending and twisting could be doing damage to vertebrae or discs, and one day a certain movement may finally cause a disc to herniate or a muscle to strain, leaving you in pain.
If you have a history of back problems, or you’re concerned that your daily activities are putting you at risk for chronic pain in the future, it can be beneficial to visit a spine specialist for preventative care. You don’t want to wait until you’re unable to move before you see a doctor, and our staff can help you understand how to best care for your back, which exercises will be helpful or detrimental to your spine, and what your pain risk factors are. It can be easy not to worry about back pain when you’re not experiencing it, but as soon as it hits, it’s all you can think about during the day. Sudden pain can be even more jarring, since you may think that something serious has occurred in your spine, and while that may be the case, we can provide the treatment you need to begin to heal.
Preparing for the Next Occurrence
Once you’ve experienced a sudden twinge of pain, you want to know when the next will come. However, that can be difficult, since the first one was completely unexpected. You may be able to determine, based on how you sit, stand, or move, what is causing the pain, but until you’re examined by a spinal doctor, you’ll live in constant worry of when the pain will return. We want to give you the peace of mind that your condition is treatable and show you how you can prevent pain in the future. Going through life waiting for pain to attack is no way to live!
If you’ve been having sudden bouts of back pain, make an appointment with CSI in Loveland today. You can use the form below or call us at (970) 342-2220. We look forward to helping you.