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Back Pain Specialist

Stephen Renzi Medical PC

Family Physicians & Private Medical Practices located in Troy, PA

If you suffer from back pain, your quality of life can be significantly affected. The professional medical team at Stephen Renzi Medical PC in Troy and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, can diagnose and treat your back pain with a conservative approach and help you get back to your regular routine in life. To schedule a consultation, book an appointment online or call today.

Back Pain Q & A

How common is back pain?

Your spine serves as the main support for your entire body, connecting different parts of your musculoskeletal system. It helps you stand, walk, sit, bend, and twist. 

As the central structure of your body, it can be highly vulnerable to injuries and degenerative conditions. 

If you suffer an injury or a sprain in your back’s muscles, ligaments, nerves, discs, or the spine’s vertebrae, you can experience considerable pain. 

Back pain is the most common cause of disability in the world, with approximately 80% of the population suffering from back pain in their lifetime. 

What are common causes of back pain?

Back pain can occur for numerous reasons — from sports injuries to obesity to disease. 

Common cause of back pain include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolysis
  • Blood clots
  • Kidney stones
  • Bone loss

You can also develop back pain from poor posture, kidney infections, and even psychological stress. 

When should I see a doctor about back pain?

If you pulled your back out or worked out too hard at the gym, you can help your back heal with rest and home remedies that include using over-the-counter medications for inflammation and pain. However, you should schedule an appointment with the team at Stephen Renzi Medical PC if you:

  • Sustain an injury
  • Have intense pain without relief
  • Feel tingling or weakness in any of your extremities
  • Have uncontrolled loss of bladder or bowels 
  • Can’t stand or walk for short periods of time without pain

An accurate diagnosis can get you on a customized treatment plan to help you heal.

Can my back pain be treated nonsurgically?

At Stephen Renzi Medical PC, the team practices osteopathic medicine, which focuses on treating the whole body. They use osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT), where your provider gently applies pressure directly on or around your affected area, relaxing your tissues or causing them to engage. 

Osteopathic treatment can help:

  • Relieve joint misalignment
  • Relieve joint restriction
  • Improve muscle and tissue stabilization
  • Stimulate movement of bodily fluids

If you can’t get relief from your back pain, schedule an appointment with the team at Stephen Renzi Medical PC today. Call or use the online booking tool.