Pain Management Care for Arthritis and Back Pain

Pain management in Lewes Delaware

Arthritis and Back Pain Care

Arthritis and back pain can severely affect a person’s quality of life and ability to perform physical activities. Fortunately, there are many treatments available including a mix of medications and physical therapy. If you are suffering from chronic pain, the team at Aspira Health is here to help advise you on an action plan so you can get back to enjoying life here in Southern Delaware.

Do I have Arthritis?

Arthritis is often thought to be something that only older people get, but people of all ages can suffer from joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis affecting approximately 50 million adults and 300,000 children. 

People with arthritis often experience swelling in their joints, stiffness, and pain even if they aren’t actively using the affected joints. They may also have a decreased range of motion in the affected area. Infectious, inflammatory, and degenerative are common types of arthritis. 

Risk factors for arthritis include obesity, infections, injuries, physically strenuous occupations that require repetitive motions, smoking, age, gender, and genetics. Arthritis can be treated with physical therapy, surgery, and medicine. 

Back Pain: The Number One Cause of Disability

Low back pain is the number one cause of disability. Whether acute or chronic, back pain can have a serious affect on your ability to work, take care of yourself, and enjoy life. Common causes of back pain include injury, strain, arthritis, ruptured discs, and osteoporosis. While the onset of chronic back pain usually occurs around age 30 or 40, anyone can suffer with this condition. Understanding the symptoms and knowing when to see a doctor can help you reduce your pain or recover fully. 

If you experience back pain that lasts over several weeks, doesn’t ease up with rest, spreads down the legs, or causes bladder issues, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Preventing back pain isn’t always possible, but exercising regularly, quitting smoking, lifting and bending properly, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of having an aching back. 

Text Us to Book an Appointment

If you are suffering from pain and think it could be related to arthritis or back strain, you can get the diagnosis and relief you need with help from Aspira Health. Our text-to-schedule feature makes it easy for you to book an appointment with us right from your phone. With the help of modern medicine and technology, we are able to help patients feel better and get back to enjoying their life.  Text us at 302-517-1385 to schedule an appointment, or visit our appointment link to get seen. If you don’t have insurance or owe a deductible, please see our self-pay pricing page to learn more about our payment options. 

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