Franz Jones, D.O.
Pain Management Specialist located in Weston, FL, Plantation, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL
As 80% of Americans are expected to experience back pain at some point during their lives, you might think it’s inevitable. Franz Jones, DO, disagrees. Dr. Jones offers comprehensive treatments to relieve back pain and heal the condition causing it at his two practices in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables, Florida. Don’t let back pain interfere with your life. Call Dr. Jones or schedule a consultation online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What are the common causes of back pain?
Back pain develops for a variety of reasons, including injuries, wear-and-tear, and structural problems. For example, some of the common causes of back pain include:
- Muscle and ligament injuries
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
Many people think that sciatica is a condition that causes back pain. It’s actually the name for a collection of symptoms caused by compression of your sciatic nerve, such as pain, numbness, and weakness in your lower back, buttocks, and legs.
You might injure your back by lifting a heavy object incorrectly or with an unexpected twist. Poor posture can also contribute to back pain.
When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?
You should make an appointment for your back pain if your discomfort lasts for more than a couple of days or if it interferes with your mobility and ability to perform your usual tasks and responsibilities. You should also see Dr. Jones if your back pain follows a fall, blow, or another acute injury.
How is back pain treated?
Dr. Jones begins treatment with a comprehensive exam and consultation. In addition to examining your spine, he asks questions about your pain, other symptoms, lifestyle, and general health.
Dr. Jones may order X-rays or an MRI to gather more information to confirm his diagnosis of the cause of your back pain.
Then Dr. Jones creates a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain and heal the condition causing it to restore your quality of life. Your treatment plan may include:
- Physical therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Spinal injections
- Nerve blocks
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Stem cell therapy
If your pain doesn’t respond to noninvasive treatment, Dr. Jones may recommend surgery to repair your back.
Can I reduce my risk of back pain?
You can reduce your risk of back pain with regular exercise, including core work to keep the muscles and ligaments that surround your spine flexible and supple.
You should also maintain a healthy body weight, avoid tobacco use, and use proper posture when you sit, stand, and move.
Dr. Jones offers expert diagnosis and treatment for back pain. Call or make an appointment online today.