Back Pain

Harmony Health MD

Primary Care Physician located in Glendale, CA

Back pain is one of the most common health conditions that affects most adults at some point in their lives. At Harmony Health MD in Glendale, California, it’s possible to avoid surgery or a lifetime of medication with individualized, therapeutic approaches for back pain. To start your journey toward healing today, call or book online to schedule your first appointment.

Back Pain Q & A

Harmony Health MD

What causes back pain?

Acute back pain can come on suddenly as the result of an injury or accident that affects some part of your back, spine, or neck. Chronic back pain lasts longer than a few weeks, and it may be the result of numerous factors, including:

  • Trauma: such as a fall, sports injury, pulled muscle, or torn ligament
  • Disc degeneration: where the discs in your spine become out of place, inflamed, or worn down
  • Inflammation: due to autoimmune diseases, arthritis, or other underlying health conditions

Posture problems, like constantly being hunched over a computer or not having enough support in your shoes, can also lead to back pain. You’re more likely to experience back pain as you age, and it's also related to a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, or being overweight.

How is back pain treated?

It's common in the medical world to prescribe pain medication to treat back issues. However, the team at Harmony Health MD believes that medication should only be a supplement to the healing process.

At your first appointment, your physician completes a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess your gait, posture, spine health, ergonomics, and more. You might also need X-rays or an MRI to determine which specific areas of your back and spine are affected.

Based on your unique needs, your treatment plan is a multidisciplinary approach that may include:

  • At-home exercises
  • Referrals for physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or massage therapy
  • Medication, supplements, or dietary recommendations to help ease your symptoms and reduce inflammation

What results can I expect from back pain treatment?

If you’ve been living with back pain, you know how significantly it can affect your daily life and activities. Your treatment plan is designed to help you recover function and movement in your back and to ease your pain until you heal.

If you're diligent about following through with treatment recommendations, you can expect to recover a full range of motion in your back and to live a pain-free life without drugs or surgery.

To request a consultation at Harmony Health MD, call or book an appointment online today.