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Z-Back Pain

Pain from a back strain can be quite limiting. An effective combination of medication and education will help you return to your normal activity more quickly.

What causes low back pain?

  • A back muscle strain from
    • performing repetitive motions
    • being stooped over for a long time
    • lifting or bending
    • awkward or jerking movements
  • Other more complicated causes of back pain that unfortunately fall outside of our assessment:
    • bulging discs
    • pinched nerves
    • broken bones
    • trauma
    • infections
    • tumors
    • arthritis

Features of uncomplicated low back pain

  • Stiffness or soreness along one or both sides of the lower back
  • Stiffness or tightness worsens with movement
  • There may be pain with twisting or bending
  • Sitting in a car or chair is typically uncomfortable
  • May flare up from time to time
  • A simple back strain should NOT include:
    • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
    • Fever, chills abdominal or chest pain
    • Trouble standing on your feet

What should I expect?

  • Our physicians do not prescribe narcotic/opiate pain medication or other controlled medications
  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • Prescription medication can help your mobility, reduce your pain and speed your recovery. This may include:
    • Muscle relaxants
    • Prescription NSAID anti-inflammatory medication
  • If you develop any numbness, tingling or weakness, or if you do not improve, you should be examined in person
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and is not medical opinion or advice.