Chiropractor or Doctor — Who Should Treat My Back Pain?

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If you are struggling with debilitating back pain, life can be miserable. That is why it is important to take the time to visit the right doctor to improve your condition. But how do you know which kind of doctor is best suited to meet your needs?

Choosing a Doctor to Treat Back Pain

There is a multitude of doctors out there who are trained to help you with back pain. Most people will start with a primary care physician, osteopathic physician, or chiropractor. These doctors start with an intake examination and may start some kind of treatment. If it is decided that your condition is in need of special care, or you do not see an improvement in your condition within 4 to 8 weeks, you may be referred to a specialist.

Other kinds of back specialists you may be referred to include:

  • Physiatrist: specializes in treating musculoskeletal disorders via nonsurgical treatment
  • Anesthesiologist: specialist in pain management and treating some spinal disorders
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist: utilize physical or occupational therapy as part of a rehabilitation plan
  • Rheumatologist: specializes in conditions due to arthritis
  • Surgeon: often seen as a last resort to manage back pain

Back Braces for Treatment of Back Pain

A common treatment for back injuries, chronic back pain, or following back surgery may be a back brace. Most back braces limit motion in the lumbar or lower part of the spine. This will enable faster healing in fractures or post-operative fusions.

There are a number of both rigid and corset back braces that are covered by Medicare or insurance. Aeroflow can help you order the back brace that is suited to your condition at little to no cost to you. No matter if your condition is due to muscle weakness, lower back pain, disc degeneration, spinal disorders, or post-surgery, a back brace can help you get back to your living your life.

Bracing through Insurance

There are a number of quality back braces available that are covered by insurance and Medicare — simply fill out a quick form to see if you can qualify for a free back brace through insurance.

You can also purchase your Delco Innovations or Aspen back brace. If you would like to discuss the styles and levels of support needed for your therapy, be sure to give our team a call at  888-627-2159 so we can help you choose the perfect bracing solution!

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