Back Pain Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

Back pain is one of the most common causes of disability, not just across the country, but in the world. If you’re experiencing this type of pain, make an appointment at Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa. The staff of experienced back pain experts offers a range of treatments to resolve your pain and help your back heal. To get started, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Anything from muscular strain to an issue with the vertebrae that make up your spine can cause back pain. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

Muscular or ligament strain

The muscles and ligaments in your back work continually throughout the day, helping you sit or stand upright. You ask even more of them when you lift heavy objects or twist when seated. 

Over time, repetitive motion can cause strain on your spinal ligaments and the muscles throughout your back. This type of strain can feel like a dull ache or periodic painful muscle spasms. 

Bulging or herniated discs

Your spine is made up of vertebrae — interlocking bones — separated by discs that cushion and support them. 

These discs can slip out of alignment, pressing onto your nerves and causing pain, as is the case in many instances of sciatica. Similarly, the discs can rupture, also resulting in pressure on the nerves of your spine. 

Your vertebrae themselves can also move out of proper alignment. In people with scoliosis, the spine itself curves from side to side. Over time, this misalignment can cause back pain. 

In instances of spinal stenosis, the entire spinal column narrows, pressing on the surrounding nerves and causing pain. 

Your back pain can also stem from a separate condition affecting your body, like osteoporosis or arthritis. 


Will my back pain go away with time?

It depends on what’s causing it. For example, muscular strain often heals with nothing more than sufficient rest. In other cases, surgical intervention may be required to relieve pressure on the nerves in your back. 

Tri-State Specialists always takes the most conservative approach possible. Using innovative treatments and years of expertise, the team can help you resolve your back pain no matter what’s causing it. 


How is back pain treated?

Again, it depends on the cause. Tri-State Specialists talks with you about your treatment options so you can choose the best one for you, your symptoms, your lifestyle, and your wellness goals. Some of the treatments they offer include:

  • On-site physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Get started with your personalized back pain treatment program by calling Tri-State Specialists or scheduling your appointment online today.