If back, neck, knee, or shoulder pain have become a daily occurrence for you, it is time to visit Dr. Ali Nairizi of Reno Tahoe Pain Associates. He is a pain specialist that can help you manage your back pain in Reno, NV.
What is a Pain Specialist?
A doctor who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain is known as a pain specialist or pain management doctor. They often become certified in sports injuries or cancer pain after completing their general residency.
Most pain specialists deal with patients that need help with chronic pain. Dr. Nairizi will put you on a treatment plan that may consist of as many as three levels. The treatment plan will begin conservatively but we will use more advanced treatment options if needed to help manage your back pain at our Reno, NV, office.
Should You Visit a Pain Specialist For Your Back Pain?
Untreated chronic back pain will simply get worse as you age. A fractured disk or muscles pulled in youth may come back to haunt you when you are older.
Chronic back pain can make it hard to get out of bed, bend down, or conduct normal daily activities. Your back and spinal cord are the center of the body's structure and can affect the rest of your body.
In regards to other chronic pain, you may be wondering if the ongoing pain in your leg is an old injury or a sign of disease? Are your weekly headaches from tension or a sign of cardiovascular issues like an upcoming stroke? Maybe you have a pinched nerve in your back and it is causing pain to other parts of your body. There is no way to guess without the diagnosis of a professional.
Since there are so many reasons why your lower back may be in pain, it is important to consult with a pain specialist who can examine you and ask the right questions.
The Most Common Causes of Back Pain
According to the CDC, approximately 50 million Americans are dealing with some form of chronic pain. Some causes include:
- Heavy lifting - especially in jobs like construction or factory work
- Bad posture - if you are at a desk all-day
- Injury - past injuries from sports or activities
- Poor sleeping position or bad mattress
- Obesity - puts pressure on joints and bones
- Spine curvature
- Herniated disk
Call Dr. Nairizi of Reno Tahoe Pain Associates at (775)-384-1127 and get help with your back pain in Reno, NV.