Backache or back pain is a painful reality for some.
While in many cases the culprit is a strain due to over
activity, there are serious spinal problems and injuries
that can cause debilitating back pain. Beaufort
Memorial’s board-certified orthopaedic specialists
are experienced in diagnosing spinal conditions and
injuries and offer a wide range of treatment options that can ease short-term or chronic pain.
Causes of Back Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Pulled or Strained Muscle
- Spinal Stenosis
Back Pain Relief
Time can be good medicine for a backache. Keep moving, but minimize bending. Also helpful? Lying in a fetal position and pulling the knees to the chest to stretch out tender muscles. Over-the-counter pain relievers also can ease pain. Sharp pain or pain lasting two weeks or more means it’s time to see a physician. An orthopaedic specialist can help those living with chronic back pain (lasts longer than three weeks) to reach a more comfortable quality of life. In rare cases, treatment may involve surgery. Always see a physician if you have persistent back pain.
Healthy Back Tips
- Exercise regularly
- Strengthen core, back and leg muscles
- Avoid smoking
Experiencing back pain? If conservative treatment hasn’t helped, contact your physician for a referral to a Beaufort Memorial spine specialist or schedule a visit with an orthopaedic specialist. To learn more about back pain and treatment options, RSVP for a monthly Joint Replacement Informational Session by calling 843.522.5585.
- Orthopaedic Specialists — Turn to a team of musculoskeletal specialists
- FAQ — Get answers to common questions about orthopaedic and joint pain
- Rehabilitation — Exercise regularly for a strong core and stronger back
- Video Library — Learn about orthopaedic treatments at Beaufort Memorial