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You Don’t Have To Live With Back Pain

 

Back pain. You’ve seen your parents suffer through it when you were younger. And now it’s your turn to battle it on a daily basis. Or so you think. Because as the headline suggests, you don’t have to resign yourself to a lifetime of chronic back pain. There are options available in this modern age that can have you feeling spry again. And X-Ray Associates of New Mexico has the tools and know-how to restore your back to its prime state.

 

Why Do I Have Back Pain In The First Place?

 

Back pain falls under two categories: acute and chronic. Acute back pain is temporary and is caused by daily occurrences such as slips, falls, and the lifting of heavy objects. This type of pain usually subsides in less than 6 weeks.

On the flip side, chronic back pain is much more serious and lasts for months and even years. It is a persistent type of discomfort that follows you through different stages of life.

Of course you won’t know right away what group your back pain falls under. The only thing you can find out is the cause. 

And using the aid of an x-ray scan and other forms of imaging, you can find out if your back pain is the result of any one of these causes:

  • Muscle or ligament strain due to heavy lifting
  • Bulging or ruptured disks in the spinal area
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis leading to compression fractures

 

 

Get An X-Ray Test Today

 

Don’t wait until your condition worsens. Stop by XRANM’s convenient office locations in Sante Fe Pain Management and Albuquerque Pain Management for a quick x-ray test. Our fast and simple imaging procedure will shed light on your back pain and help you plan treatments. 

 

For example, let’s say that the results indicate a compression fracture due to osteoporosis.

Our world-class team of skilled radiologists may recommend vertebroplasty. Vertebroplasty is a treatment that reinforces back fractures — resulting in significant pain reduction within 48 hours of the procedure.

 

Your back pain doesn’t need to hover over you like a dark cloud. Instead, you can get back to living your best life by visiting XRANM today.

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