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Back Pain

Woman with Back PainBackache 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.

Helpful Links

  • 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


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