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When is it time for surgery?
Your back has been hurting for what seems like forever, and you’ve tried pretty much everything, from stretching and yoga to hours with the heating pad to anti-inflammatory medicines like Ibuprofen to visiting a chiropractor, all with limited success. You may have even received some physical therapy and still not seen sufficient relief.
“Most back pain resolves on its own within two months,” said the Mayo Clinic. If you’re well beyond that time frame and are still suffering, it’s time to see a doctor.
“Back surgery might be an option if conservative treatments haven’t worked and your pain is persistent and disabling,” they said.
If your pain is not subsiding and is actually getting worse, a trip to the doctor is in order. Pay special attention to increasing weakness in your extremities or extreme back pain that comes on suddenly, which could indicate an issue that needs immediate treatment or has the potential for a surgical response.
Diagnosed Conditions like Herniated Discs or Bone Spurs:
The intense pain and limited mobility that can be associated with these conditions may leave you with no other option but to consider surgery.
Numbness or Tingling:
Numbness or tingling in your legs can be indicative of nerve issues related to a back injury, and may or may not require surgery. We will conduct tests to pinpoint the problem and outline potential treatment options to treat your back pain.
Bladder or Bowel Issues:
If you have back pain with bladder or bowel issues, it can be a sign of spinal stenosis and may lead to a serious emergency. You’ll want to see South Denver Spine immediately to see if surgery is needed and to treat your condition.
In pain? call us today! We will set up a consult online or in office right away.
Time is of the essence, when the above symptoms are not going away. - SDS
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