As a leading provider of medical care in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Medical Group in Milwaukee is proud to offer a team of highly trained and skilled back specialists. Our team is dedicated to providing treatment and therapies to help our patients achieve optimal spinal health and alleviate chronic pain. Whether you are in need of injury recovery support or specialized treatment, our team of back specialists is here to offer expert care and support every step of the way. Contact us to learn more about our range of back treatment options and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.
Common Back Injuries We Treat
Back injuries are some of the most common injuries to occur in everyday life or at the workplace. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:
- Strains and sprains: Strains and sprains can be caused by lifting heavy objects improperly, twisting the back too far, or overexerting the muscles.
- Fractures: Fractures can occur due to trauma, such as a fall or car accident, or as a result of osteoporosis.
- Disc injuries: The discs in the spine can become damaged or herniated, leading to pain and discomfort.
- Sciatica: This condition is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs.
- Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal becomes narrowed, putting pressure on the nerves. This injury is common in older people from everyday wear and tear on the body.
- Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that can cause pain and stiffness in the back - a form of arthritis.
It's important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing back pain or discomfort. Early treatment can help prevent the condition from worsening.
Symptoms of Lower Back Injury
The most common place for back pain to occur is in the lower back. If you’re experiencing chronic or sharp lower back pain you should not wait to see a specialist. Some of the most common symptoms of lower back injury include:
- Pain: pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing sensation.
- Stiffness: The lower back may feel tight and difficult to move.
- Muscle spasms: These can cause the muscles in the lower back to feel hard and painful.
- Difficulty standing or walking: The pain may make it difficult to stand up straight or walk for long periods of time.
- Difficulty bending: The pain may make it difficult to bend down or reach for things.
- Pain that radiates down the leg: Some people with lower back pain may also experience pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs.
Workplace Back Injury Treatment in Milwaukee
If you have sustained a back injury at work, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our physician or back specialists will be able to assess your injuries and provide the necessary treatment. Depending on the severity of your injury, we may recommend rest, physical therapy, medications, or in extreme cases, surgery.
If you are seeking workers' compensation benefits for your injury, it’s important to follow the provided treatment plan and to keep your doctor informed of your progress.
When you’re seeking compensation for your work-related injury It is important to follow your healthcare provider's recommendations and to attend all scheduled appointments in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your injury.