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JACKSONVILLE, FL, July 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Back pain can be highly debilitating and can affect anyone at any time during their life. In fact, it is the No. 1 cause of disability in people under 45 years old and the third leading cause of disability in people above 45. Up to 85 percent of all people in the United States will suffer from back pain during their lifetime. Furthermore, it is the second most common reason for visiting a doctor and the third most common reason for undergoing surgery, which truly demonstrates the impact chronic back pain has on the medical system, not to mention on peoples' lives and well-being.
What Are the Treatment Options for Chronic Back Pain?
Back pain can be either acute or chronic in nature, and the optimal treatment differs depending on the type, the location, the duration and the cause of the pain. The vast majority of back pain cases do not require surgery (in fact, only about 5 percent of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery), and in most cases that do, surgery is generally considered the last option. Alternative non-surgical treatment options include physiotherapy and treatments aimed at achieving pain relief, such as massage therapy, various exercises and medications like over-the-counter oral drugs and creams and steroid injections.
"Back pain is one of the most common complaints in people of all ages," says Kevin P. Murphy, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist from Heekin Orthopedics. "While there is no universal cure or treatment for back pain, we can help you diagnose the cause of your pain and establish the best treatment regimen for your specific needs, whether surgical or not. We understand the immense impact chronic back pain can have on your life and on your physical and psychological well-being, and we will do everything in our power to provide you with pain relief."
To learn more about what can cause back pain, how it is best treated and the services offered by Heekin Orthopedics, please visit https://heekinortho.com.
About Heekin Orthopedics:
Established in 2001 by Dr. R. David Heekin in historic Riverside, Heekin Orthopedic Specialists has grown to include 10 knowledgeable orthopedic surgeons, a pain management specialist and a physiatrist. They have five state-of the-art Jacksonville locations, three of which have on-site Physical Therapy departments.
To learn more, please visit https://heekinortho.com.
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