Back Pain

Back Pain Services offered in Lake City, FL

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Lake City, FL

Many people suffer from back pain as it can develop for several different reasons. Luckily, urgent care specialist Bilal Khodr, MD, is knowledgeable in treating back pain using noninvasive methods. Instead of accepting your pain as “normal,” seek help at At Mercy Medical Urgent Care in Lake City, Florida. You can schedule an appointment by calling the office or reaching out online today. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Back Pain Q & A

How common is back pain?

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most common medical issues people experience today. About 80% of people in the United States deal with back pain at some point in their life. 

Since back pain is quite common, it's not unusual for people to treat it more lightly than they should. However, this can be a very serious mistake. Back pain and connected issues like neck pain should be taken quite seriously to preserve long-term health and wellness. 

In the vast majority of cases, back pain won't abate -- at least not for any significant amount of time -- unless treatment is sought.

How are back pain and neck pain connected?

Many people suffering from lower back and neck pain are surprised to learn that the two conditions are often connected. After all, the lower back and the neck are quite far apart on the body. 

The spinal column is the connector, and it plays a significant role in many cases of back and neck pain. If there is damage in the spinal column, for example, a bulging or herniated disc, this results in a shift for the whole spinal column. This means that even the vertebrae and discs at the very top of the spine, those in the neck area, can be affected.

Why does back pain develop?

There are many reasons why back pain happens. The most common causes of back pain may result from any of the following:

  • Sports injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Chronic conditions such as degenerative disc disease
  • Congenital conditions such as spina bifida or scoliosis
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis

There also are many other potential causes for back pain. Regardless of the reason for the pain, the team at Mercy Medical Urgent Care is prepared to treat you quickly so you can feel better fast.

How is back pain treated?

At Mercy Medical Urgent Care, back pain is treated according to specific symptoms and issues that you are experiencing. Treatment options include both oral and IV medications. The top goal is to ease or eliminate the back pain that led to seeking treatment at Mercy Medical Urgent Care.

If you suffer from back pain, schedule an appointment at Mercy Medical Urgent Care today. You can reach out by phone, online, or simply walk in during business hours. 

*Individual results may vary.