Back Pain Specialist

Personalized Direct Care

Brij Vaid, MD

Regenerative Medicine & Concierge Internal Medicine located in Clayton, MO

Back pain can make you feel like you’re stuck on the sidelines of your life. But with treatment and medication from Brij Vaid, MD, of Personalized Direct Care, you can get back in the game quicker and more comfortably than ever before. With a range of noninvasive treatments like electrical stimulation, deep-tissue stimulation, and manual traction, the men and women of Clayton, Missouri, have no better option for fast, effective relief from back pain. Call the office or make an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain affects millions of Americans, but because there’s no one specific cause, there’s no one magical cure. Your spine, the column of bones up the center of your back, is held together with a mesh of ligaments and tendons and is cushioned by shock-absorbing disks. Any of these can become inflamed or injured, causing chronic back pain.

Most people’s back pain can be endured without medical intervention and will pass on its own. But some people’s pain can be so severe they can’t handle it by themselves.

How do I know when to see a doctor for back pain?

In some cases, such as after a fall or blow to the back, your back pain could be a sign of a much more serious injury and you should see a doctor immediately. This is also true if your back pain is accompanied by a fever or bowel problems, as this could be a sign of serious illness.

Otherwise, if your back pain has lingered more than a few weeks and is making an impact on your quality of life, it’s time to visit Dr. Vaid, especially if you experience:

  • Pain that doesn’t improve with rest
  • Pain that radiates through legs
  • Weakness, tingling or numbness in legs
  • Pain that occurs with unexpected weight loss

You should also see Dr. Vaid if you have a history of steroid, drug or alcohol abuse, have ever had cancer, or if you are over 50.

What can a doctor do about my back pain?

Many people benefit from medication to help manage the pain as their body recuperates, but there are many other options beyond just masking the pain.

Using modern techniques like electronic stimulation and deep-tissue stimulation, Dr. Vaid can treat pain and inflammation throughout the spine. Electrical nerve stimulation is especially effective for treating the discs in the spine.

Another option that’s often effective in treating back pain is ultrasound treatment. Using ultrasound, Dr. Vaid can increase heat in targeted areas to increase and redirect blood flow, relieving pain and reducing inflammation.

For a more direct solution, you can also explore the options of manual and mechanical traction to relieve pain and inflammation in the spine or be fitted with a back brace on-site to help your body recover in the most comfortable possible posture.

For more information on how you can treat your back pain, call the office or make an appointment online today.