Most often, the symptoms of back pain are caused by excessive inflammation in the back. This inflammation could be caused by an acute injury or by too much use of the tendons, joints, or muscles.
To decrease your chances of enduring a back injury (such as a strained muscle, a herniated disc, or a fracture), it’s important to learn and follow proper lifting techniques and proper posture.
Unfortunately, not all back issues are so easily prevented. Patients may also experience back pain because of a chronic or degenerative condition. Some conditions may occur without warning, such as herniated discs.
If you find yourself experiencing any of these back pain symptoms, it’s vital to contact a back doctor in the Virgin Islands as soon as possible. Working with a back specialist to seek treatment quickly can bring you relief and prevent a worsening condition.
Pain radiating to the arm or hand from the neck
Pain radiating to the leg or foot from the back
Pain in the foot, leg, or back that worsens as you stand or walk and lessens when you sit
Pain after lifting heavy objects, especially in those with osteoporosis
Sensations of weakness, numbness, or tingling in the legs or arms
Issues with dexterity or nerves in the hands and arms
The team at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global understands that back pain can take a great toll on your everyday life, making it difficult or impossible to perform the activities you enjoy. Our back specialist realizes that the right diagnosis is crucial in creating a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain.
Luckily, the majority of back conditions can be treated without the need for surgery. Back surgery is often considered a last resort and will only be used for conditions that have not responded to more traditional treatment methods. If you and your specialist decide that back surgery is the right path to treat your pain, you can rest assured that you’ll be working with dedicated surgeons who will keep you informed for every step of your treatment plan, including recovery.
Depending on your condition, you may undergo a diskectomy, laminectomy, fusion, or artificial disk implantation. Our back specialist will discuss your options in full detail to help determine which option will suit you best and relieve your pain.
Why Choose Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global?
Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global is proud to have an experienced back surgeon on our team here in the US Virgin Islands. He has completed special training specific to diagnosing and treating issues in the spine, neck, and back. Dr. Alexander Lenard uses his advanced training and extensive experience to properly assess and treat back conditions based on the individual. Dr. Lenard also works closely with the team at COG Restore, helping you add physical therapy into your back pain treatment. The result is an easy shift into rehabilitation and a seamless recovery period.
To speak with the back doctor on our team here at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas, St. Croix, or St. John, please request an appointment using our online portal or contact us via phone at (340) 779-2663.