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Is My Back Pain Permanent?

Is My Back Pain Permanent?

Many patients with back pain want to know whether their pain is going to resolve on its own, or if there is a more deeply rooted condition causing the pain. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips on how to determine whether your back pain is transient or permanent. We’ll also offer some tips on how to treat your pain, regardless of its nature.

Back Pain – Acute vs. Chronic

Whether your back pain is short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) is more often than not determined by the cause of the pain. Bruises and muscle strains in the back are acute injuries that will heal given enough rest and time. Other conditions like spinal stenosis, bulging discs, and nerve-related injuries will typically not heal on their own given time. These pain conditions need to be treated proactively in order to achieve pain relief. Determining whether or not your pain is short-term or long-term often requires a trip to the doctor for a full diagnosis. From there, your physician can point you in the right treatment direction.

When Can Surgery Help?

Most patients don’t even want to consider surgery unless it’s their final option. But when there is potential nerve damage involved, a minimally invasive keyhole procedure is often the best way to reduce pain and keep it away in the long-term. Many patients struggle with conservative options for months or years with little to no pain relief, only to end up having surgery. In hindsight, these patients often wish they would’ve had surgery in the first place.

Inspired Spine has developed revolutionary minimally invasive keyhole spine surgery techniques that are designed to reduce back pain over the long-term. No matter what the nature of your back pain, an Inspired Spine procedure may be able to help you return to a pain-free existence. Contact us today to learn more about the Inspired OLLIF and Inspired MIS-DTIF procedures, or use our tool on this site to find a surgeon in your area who performs Inspired Spine surgery.