Dr. John Lavelle, a spine medicine physician at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, explains the options available for back pain to get you back to being your best self!
Are you suffering from back pain?
If you’re suffering from back pain, having pain throughout the back that’s limiting the things you can do in your life causing you to struggle to get up in the morning or go to your children’s games or get to work or sleep at night. I’m here to help you.
You may have degenerative disc disease
Back pain is as common as getting gray hairs and wrinkles. Many people refer to it as degenerative disc disease, but it’s not truly a disease. It’s something that happens in our bodies as we get older. But just because you have this symptom of back pain from degeneration in the spine doesn’t mean you have to have continual back pain, continual symptoms down the legs.
What treatments do we offer for back pain?
We do certain things such as injections, medications, get you doing some functional exercise. I like to term it kind of functional rehabilitation, getting you back, doing these exercises that you’re struggling with. Just simple things like getting up out of a chair is doing a simple squat. Lifting dishes out of the dishwasher, putting them up in the cabinet is doing a simple deadlift type activity.
Back pain relief: get back to living your best life
That’s what we want to help work with you on, to get you back to doing the things you want to do. Lifting up your grandchildren, putting away the laundry. These are simple tasks that many people struggle with back pain. And I’m here to help educate you on what’s going on, what’s causing it, and help reduce that pain so we can get you back doing all these activities.