What Dr should I see for back pain?

What Dr should I see for back pain?

If your back pain is from a strain, sprain, or other mild injury, but it isn’t going away, call your primary care doctor. If the pain is severe, ongoing, or you have numbness or tingling in your arms or legs, you can call a healthcare professional like a chiropractor, physiatrist or orthopedist.

Is it normal to have back pain at 11?

Back pain in children and adolescents is not unusual and becoming more common over time. Part of this is due to changes in the activities of children, and part is due to changes in the conditioning of children.

Can doctors do anything for back pain?

If your back pain is from a recent strain or mild injury, your primary care doctor can probably help. But if the pain is severe, ongoing, or accompanied by other symptoms such as numbness or tingling in your arms or legs, it may be time to see a back doctor.

How can I make my back stop hurting?

Changing a few daily habits can help you maintain a healthy, pain-free back for a long time.

  1. Sleep with a pillow under your knees.
  2. Work your core.
  3. Increase your calcium and vitamin D intake.
  4. Change your shoes.
  5. Straighten up.
  6. Don’t slump over your desk.
  7. Mingle.
  8. Put out that cigarette.

Why do I have back pain at 20?

Degenerative Disc Disease Lumbar degenerative disc disease can affect individuals as young as 20. When the lumbar discs between your vertebrae begin to break down, the damaged disc can cause painful inflammation and slight instability in the lower back, which brings about muscle spasms and sometimes sciatica.

How long should back pain last?

There are two types of back pain: Acute, or short-term back pain lasts a few days to a few weeks. Most low back pain is acute. It tends to resolve on its own within a few days with self-care and there is no residual loss of function.

Do you have to do light duty after injury?

Answer: As a general rule, employers are not obligated to offer light-duty work to workers seeking to return after a work-related injury. There are, however, exceptions.

What happens if Doctor clears you for light duty work?

If a physician has cleared a worker to return with light-duty work restrictions, a refusal to do so by the worker could result in the loss of workers’ compensation benefits. #3 – Does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) affect offers of light-duty work?

When to request temporary modified duty for back pain?

If indicated, temporary modified duty should be requested to promote early return to work. A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series.

When to return to work with nonspecific low back pain?

Helping the Patient Return to Work. Patients with nonspecific low back pain should be able to work when they are symptomatic. Complete pain relief often does not occur until after resumption of normal activities. 8 It is not necessary for the patient to wait until all pain is eliminated before returning to work.

Answer: As a general rule, employers are not obligated to offer light-duty work to workers seeking to return after a work-related injury. There are, however, exceptions.

If indicated, temporary modified duty should be requested to promote early return to work. A = consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence; B = inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence; C = consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series.

If a physician has cleared a worker to return with light-duty work restrictions, a refusal to do so by the worker could result in the loss of workers’ compensation benefits. #3 – Does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) affect offers of light-duty work?

Helping the Patient Return to Work. Patients with nonspecific low back pain should be able to work when they are symptomatic. Complete pain relief often does not occur until after resumption of normal activities. 8 It is not necessary for the patient to wait until all pain is eliminated before returning to work.