Back Pain

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Back Pain services offered in Green Valley, Henderson, NV

More than 16 million Americans experience chronic back pain that lasts for months or years. Consider professional treatment If you experience back pain that keeps you up at night or affects your quality of life. At Regenexx Las Vegas, serving Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, and the surrounding areas, Josh Goodwin, MD, an interventional orthopedic specialist, offers minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments to provide lasting relief. Book your appointment online or call the Regenexx Las Vegas office today.

Back Pain Q&A

What is back pain?

Back pain is aching, stiffness, or discomfort that affects any part of your spine the vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, or discs.

Your spine features dozens of hard and soft tissues that work together to support a full range of motion. Unfortunately, the natural aging process and general wear-and-tear can trigger discomfort that affects your range of motion and quality of life.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

The symptoms of back pain include:

  • Dull, aching sensation
  • Stabbing or shooting sensation that extends into the legs or feet
  • Inability to stand up without discomfort
  • Difficulty walking
  • Decreased range of motion

You might also have difficulty sleeping or working if you suffer from chronic back pain.

What causes back pain?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin treats back pain caused by various problems, including:

  • Strained muscles
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative conditions like spondylolisthesis
  • Workplace injuries
  • Sports injuries

You might also suffer back pain if you’re involved in a car accident. 

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose back pain, Dr. Goodwin reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, if the pain extends to other parts of your body, and if it’s worse during certain activities.

Dr. Goodwin completes a physical exam. He tests your ability to stand and walk, checks your reflexes and leg strength, and assesses your ability to feel sensations in your feet. If necessary, Dr. Goodwin might also order blood work and a urinalysis. If needed, he’ll order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, to check for underlying health problems or fractures.

How is back pain treated?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin takes a minimally invasive and nonsurgical approach to back pain treatment. Depending on your symptoms and medical history, he might recommend:

The treatment’s goal is to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms, improve your mobility, and encourage your body’s natural healing process.

Make an appointment at Regenexx Las Vegas today by calling the office or booking online to learn more about back pain treatment.

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