McKinney TX, 2014/ Press Release: Although back pain is very common, most people do not take it very seriously not realizing that ignoring the condition for a long time can lead to drastic consequences. Prolonged back pain can even lead to a person being completely bed ridden and unable to perform even the most basic daily activities.
If you are suffering from back pain, then you should consider consulting Dr. Richard Burg, a renowned spine specialist in McKinney, TX. Dr. Burg specializes in treating various medical conditions of the spine. The orthopedic surgeon has expertise in treating Thoracic and Lumbar back pain caused due to sports injuries, spinal deformities, degenerative disc disease or herniated discs. Dr. Burg, who is currently serving on the executive board of OrthoTexas, believes in providing relief from back pain with the help of the conservative treatment options. He usually recommends surgery as a last resort, in cases of pain not subsiding with non-invasive techniques or if the patient is in acute distress.
The surgeon initially inquires about the patient’s medical history, lifestyle and work patterns to diagnose the cause of back pain. Based upon this, he may devise a treatment plan to relieve the patient of the pain. The conservative treatment options for back pain used by Dr. Burg include prescribing anti-inflammatory medications, therapeutic massage to heal the sore muscles and ligaments, RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) therapy and back exercises to strengthen the spine. In cases of extreme back pain, the orthopedic doctor may also suggest injections to introduce the medicine directly into the affected area which helps to provide immediate relief to the patient.
For comprehensive diagnosis and conservative treatment of back pain you can contact Dr. Burg at (972) 727 – 9995. You can also visit the clinic at 1444 North Central Expressway, McKinney, Texas 75070 or log on to his website www.backspinesurgeon.com