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Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. It’s one of the most common reasons people miss work or go to the doctor. It’s also a leading cause of disability. Back pain isn’t a disorder; rather, it’s a symptom of an underlying problem. Luckily, most cases of back pain can be treated at home without the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.
PlushCare maintains a 97% patient satisfaction rating. You can speak with a top doctor from your phone or computer, get diagnosed and prescribed the appropriate medication in 15 minutes. PlushCare only employs doctors who are graduates of top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the care we offer.
There are some things that make people more likely to develop back pain, such as age (back pain becomes more common after 30 or 40), lack of exercise, excess weight, certain diseases (like arthritis or cancer), improper lifting techniques, smoking, a sedentary career, failing to stretch before exercising, poor posture, injury and some psychological conditions.
Contact a doctor if back pain: Causes new bowel or bladder problems, follows a fall, blow or another traumatic injury to your back, is severe and doesn’t improve with rest over the course of several days or weeks, spreads down your back into your legs or buttocks, causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs, is accompanied by abnormal weight loss. You can meet with an online doctor for affordable and efficient back pain treatment without having to leave your house.
Symptoms of back pain may vary depending on whether it’s lower back pain or upper back pain and what condition is causing the pain. Common symptoms include: Dull muscle ache, shooting or stabbing pain, pain that radiates down one leg, pain that improves when sitting or lying down, not being able to stand up straight without pain, a reduced range of motion, pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing, or walking.
Back pain relief often depends on the underlying cause of the back pain. Typical at home treatments may include: Stretching or other prescribed exercises, relaxation techniques, pain relievers, hot and cold packs. Beyond at-home care, chiropractic care, massage, medications, and surgery are common back pain treatments.
The best position to sleep in when dealing with back pain is on your back with a pillow under your knees. If this is not comfortable, you can also sleep on your side, with a pillow between your knees. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
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Crystal Lake, IL
DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor. He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins. Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day. I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.