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Spine Injury and Back Pain Care - Leading Diagnostics and Treatment

Our spines work hard for us every day. Most people experience back pain at least once in their lives.1 Often, a bit of down time is all it takes to get us up and moving again, however sometimes more significant steps must be taken. Onto Orthopedics, the home of Dr. Shawn Hayden, offers some of the leading spinal diagnostics and treatments. From our in-office direct radiography (DR) system to our minimally invasive treatments and innovate surgical options, our practice offers solutions for a wide variety of spine injuries.  Click here for common back pain symptoms and treatment information. If your back is still not improving after home treatment, please contact us or click to learn more about orthopedics.

Diagnostics and treatments offered for your back or neck pain include:

Orthopedist for Back Pain and Spinal Injuries Direct Radiography (DR) X-Ray on site

Regenerative Medicine

Artificial disk replacements for the neck and low back

Microdiscectomy

Minimally invasive fusions when necessary

Vertebral compression fracture management including kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty

Treatment of spinal deformity

Treatment of spinal instability

Treatment of spinal stenosis

Cervical discectomy

Foraminotomies for cervical or lumbar foraminal stenosis

This list is by no means comprehensive! Please give us a call at 214-731-3008 to schedule an appointment for your back pain and/or injury.

Common Back Injuries and Immediate Care

back painThe back bears the major brunt of stress caused by our mobility. Back injuries occur as a result of damage, wear or trauma to the bones, muscles or other tissues of the back. Common back injuries include sprains and strains, herniated disks and fractured vertebrae. Sports activities and motor vehicle accidents, apart from lifting heavy weights and chronic wrong posture, are common causes of back injuries.

Back Sprains and Strains:

A sprain is the result of overstretching or tearing of parts of a ligament. It is caused due to twisting or pulling forces on a muscle or a tendon and can also be caused by a single instance of improper lifting or by overstressing the back muscles.

Strains are injuries to either a muscle or tendon caused from a fall or a sudden twist or blow to the body that forces a joint out of its normal position.

The treatment for strains and sprains is similar, and is carried out in 2 phases. The first phase includes reduction of pain and spasms by rest and using ice packs along with compression during first 24-48 hours after injury. After the first 24-48 hours, you can return to your normal activities as much as tolerable. Continued bed rest or immobility lengthens the symptoms and delays recovery. If symptoms continue for more than 2 weeks, more rigorous treatment may be needed. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hayden if symptoms continue.

Orthopedic Doctor for Back Pain

visit a back surgeon for back pain reliefHave you or any member of your family recently experienced back pain? Most of us at some point experience it. Generally, people tend to take back pain lightly considering it “just another ache”. Studies have shown that back pain is one of the commonest complaints in all countries, just as common as a headache or the common cold.

The ‘back’ extends from the neck to the tailbone. It can be divided for ease of understanding into three parts – upper, middle & lower. Pain can occur in any part of the back, but the commonest is lower back pain as the entire weight of the body is borne by the lower back. The back consists of the spinal vertebrae and the joints formed by them, the vertebral discs between the vertebrae and the muscles, ligaments and the posterior rib cage.

Back pain can occur due to various reasons. It can occur while playing, while performing sports, dancing etc., or during work. It can also occur while lifting heavy objects, while bending or twisting-turning, or due to tripping, jerking, falling down or after accidents. Another cause of back pain can be psychosomatic i.e. due to stress, anxiety, depression etc. A bad posture, sedentary life or obesity can also lead to back pain.
In some, it may be due to a simple muscle spasm while in others it may be related to a slipped disc or fracture of the spinal vertebrae. It may also be associated with osteoporosis or degenerative wear and tear of the bones.

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