Whether from strain or injury, many of us have had to deal with some form of back pain in our adult lives. However, when that pain becomes persistent and chronic, it can ruin our quality of life.
Dr. Kirit Kothari is skilled in various aspects of back pain managements, helping his patients return to a normal, pain-free lifestyle.
Causes of Back Pain
There are a variety of reasons why one might develop chronic back pain. For some it’s the result of an injury, such as a ruptured or bulging disk. For others, it stems from repeated muscle or ligament strain due to a sedentary lifestyle (e.g. sitting all day, every day at a desk). Additionally, other chronic conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis can lead to pain in your lower back and spine.
Diagnosing Back Pain
Dr. Kothari assesses your lifestyle, physical activity, medical history, and more to determine what may be the cause for your back pain. He will also perform various tests such as x-rays, MRI or CT scans, bone scans, and more to get to the bottom of your ailment. Once Dr. Kothari discovers the cause of your back pain, he will then work with you to develop a treatment plan.
Back Pain Treatment
Once a physical exam is completed and Dr. Kothari has effectively diagnosed your chronic back pain, you and he will determine the best course of action in order to treat and manage your condition. Depending on the cause, your treatment plan can range from medications to physical therapy to surgical procedures.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Kothari has helped many patients in Lehigh Valley, PA return to an active, pain-free lifestyle. To see how he can help you manage your back pain, schedule an appointment today!