Back problems aren't just uncomfortable. They can make it tough to tackle everyday tasks and do the things that you enjoy.
At Harbor View Medical Services, we understand how back pain can impact your life. Our doctors will work with you to get to the bottom of your problem and offer personalized treatment options so you can start feeling better.
Here's what you'll get from our doctors and why it's a great place to come for care.
Expert Doctors Who Treat the Whole Person
Back pain can be a complex problem. Harbor View's team of experienced doctors can evaluate your pain to pinpoint the root cause and the best treatment options.
We'll start by talking with you to get the full picture of your health. Sometimes back pain happens because of an injury, but it can also stem from an underlying issue like nerve damage, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or even chronic constipation. Learning about you as a whole—instead of just looking at your back—helps our doctors figure out what's causing your discomfort.
This approach not only reduces or gets rid of your back pain, it can also improve your health and well-being overall.
Noninvasive, Low-Risk Back Pain Treatment
Our doctors know that many people hope to avoid surgery, or drugs with heavy side effects. The good news is that simple therapies can often help relieve back pain symptoms—even for very painful problems like herniated discs or pinched nerves.
We like to start with a conservative approach to care. Your doctor might begin by recommending treatments such as:
- Muscle relaxation techniques
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medicines
He or she might also recommend osteopathic manipulation performed by our trained specialist. This involves using hands-on techniques to move joints into place, massage tissue and relax stressed muscles. Many of our patients find that these movements alone deliver welcome relief.
Should these therapies not do enough to relieve your back pain, we'll talk about next level options like surgery or prescription pain medications. While they come with more risks and side effects, we know that they might be the best choice for some people.
Fast, Seamless Care
No one wants to wait days or weeks for back pain treatment. We strive to serve patients with acute back problems as quickly as possible. We'll also try to book a same-day appointment if you need to see another specialist, like a neurologist.
Throughout your treatment, our office staff will work to make your visits as smooth as possible. We'll coordinate care with your other doctors, so everyone is on the same page. Should confusion arise about a prescription, we'll contact your pharmacy to get the right information.
We'll help you stay on top of your care too. Your doctor is always available to answer questions via our patient portal. You'll also be notified about important test results, so you never have to worry about tracking them down.
Give us a call at 631.686.1414 to find out more or book an appointment.