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Managing Back Pain
Nagging back pain can make getting through each day difficult. Walking, bending, turning, lifting, and even sitting or sleeping can all come with a price: pain ranging from minimal to severe. If you’re experiencing back pain, you don’t have to continue through life this way. Finding the right physician and treatment can make all the difference in giving you a pain-free life.
The first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified, experienced back specialist. Dr. Fischer at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City is noted for helping patients manage their back pain. Customized, innovative treatment plans are developed for each patient depending on their condition, lifestyle, and goals. Conservative back pain management techniques are typically recommended at first, in hopes of avoiding more invasive treatments.
Diagnosing your back issue is important in providing the most effective long-lasting treatment. Various diagnostic procedures can be performed in the process of determining the exact root cause of your back pain. Some common diagnostic procedures in identifying back pain include:
Once your back pain is diagnosed, there are a number of treatment options to help control pain and address the underlying condition. Here are some common treatment alternatives:
A back pain specialist like Dr. Fischer will be able to recommend specific treatment methods most likely to manage your back pain. If conservative options aren’t effective enough, minimally invasive surgery might be the next step. Dr. Fischer performs this advanced surgery proven to repair back problems while giving patients the best care and recovery possible. Less scarring, less blood loss, less damage to surrounding tissues, shorter hospital stays, and faster recoveries are benefits of minimally invasive surgery.