Back Pain Treatment | Seminole | Largo | Clearwater

If you need back pain treatment, come see us at the Seminole Family Health Clinic near Largo and Clearwater! This type of pain can range from uncomfortable to debilitating, and can greatly interfere with your daily life. In fact, it is the second most common neurological ailment in the US. As an intricate structure composed of tissues, muscles, ligaments, and bones, your spine requires the knowledge and expertise of a qualified and caring physician.

How Is It Diagnosed?

Before we can get started on your back pain treatment, we will need to perform some tests to find the cause of the discomfort. When you visit Dr. Fred Leslie at the Seminole Family Health Clinic near Largo and Clearwater, he will ask for your medical history, along with when the discomfort began, how bad it is, where it is located, and how long it lasts. Be sure to tell him if you have noticed certain movements that ease the discomfort or make it worse. Some other methods we utilize include:

  • X-rays will show if there are any broken or injured bones and vertebrae.
  • MRI scans will look for disease or injury in the tissues, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels.
  • Electrodiagnostic procedures assess nerve activity and detect any muscle weakness, typically due to an injury or nerve damage.
  • Bone scans will help us find any fractures or disorders in your bones. We will be able to identify if there is any abnormal blood flow or joint disease.
  • Ultrasound imaging will help us know which back pain treatment is best for you by showing Dr. Leslie if you have any tears in your soft tissues, tendons, muscles, or ligaments.

These simple imaging tests will help you determine what is causing your discomfort, and how we can best help you. At the Seminole Family Health Clinic, near Largo and Clearwater, we strive to do everything in our power to help our patients live comfortably.

Back Pain Treatment Options

Many of the back pain treatment options we offer center around reducing inflammation, restoring your strength and full movement, and using analgesics (painkillers) if necessary. When you first start to notice any discomfort, we recommend using hot and cold compresses; while these will not heal the injury, they will help relieve some pain and reduce inflammation. You can use the cold compress for the first few days, and then switch to a hot compress to increase blood flow and relax your muscles.

One of the best back pain treatments that allow for a quick recovery is exercise to help strengthen your back and stomach muscles. While bed rest for a day or two will help, we will be able to give you certain light exercises that will restore your back to how it should be. Some exercises Dr. Leslie recommends to Largo patients are swimming, walking, stretching, and yoga. However, you should always consult with us before performing any exercise, to ensure it will be safe for you.

Seminole Family Health Clinic

At the Seminole Family Health Clinic, near Largo and Clearwater, we know how frustrating constant back pain can be. That is why Dr. Leslie and our entire staff work tirelessly to help you relieve your pain and get back to your life. We have a variety of back pain treatment options available to you, and we will help you find which will be most effective.

Dr. Fred Leslie has been an osteopathic physician since 1982. He believes in treating your entire body, instead of just focusing on the symptoms. When you visit us at the Seminole Family Health Clinic near Largo and Clearwater, you can rest assured that Dr. Leslie will give you the care and attention that you deserve.

We make it our goal to provide affordable healthcare, which is why we take most major insurance plans, along with offering a prepaid discount for cash payments. When you visit our clinic, you will never wait longer than 15 minutes, because we know you came here to see a doctor, not to sit in a waiting room.

If you are in need for back pain treatment, call us at the Seminole Family Health Clinic near Largo and Clearwater today at 727-851-9910.