Should I See a Spine Specialist?
Back Problems are common with age, but that is no reason to dismiss a potentially harmful injury. Many people are scared of consulting a specialist because their immediate thought is surgery. But this is a common misconception. There are many specialists that use non-surgical approaches to treating back pain.
Signs When It Is Time To See A Spine Specialist
Reduced quality of life
Were you once an avid golfer, and now you see yourself watching from the sidelines? Or are you a parent that’s finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with your 4-year-old child? Problems with your spine can keep you from enjoying the little things in life that make it so special. Spine specialists can provide treatment plans to help you return to a healthy life.
If you find yourself always in pain, it might be time to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment. Most people face localized temporary pain. But if the pain persists after a few days or taking over the counter medication, it is advisable to see a specialist.
If your back pain is coupled with bladder problems, leg/arm pain, ill-functioning feet or if your back pain is a result of a recent fall or car crash, it is important to contact a spine specialist. When back pain is coupled with one of these other symptoms, it is signs of an underlying condition.
Numbness is indicative of nerve damage. The spine contains many nerves that play roles all throughout the body, so an injury to the nerves in your spine can cause numbness anywhere in the body. Prolonger numbness can indicate an underlying problem, so be sure to schedule an appointment.
Schedule a consultation with Dallas Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon Dr. Rebecca Stachniak today.
Dr. Rebeccca Stachniak is a board certified Neurological Spine Surgeon and Medical Director of the Brain & Spine Center of Texas. Dr. Stachniak is part of the faculty at Medtronic as a teaching physician, teaching other spine surgeons on techniques in spine surgery. Having authored many papers, posters, and presentations for major Neurosurgical and Spine related conferences, Dr. Stachniak is highly sought after and regarded around the world speaking at international conferences. Named Top10MD in 2016 – an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Stachniak, click on her profile or call her office at 972.943.9779.