The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chances for sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle.
However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic condition like scoliosis or a condition that has developed over time like osteoarthritis.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of back pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your back injury or condition worsens.
• Persistent aching or stiffness
• Achiness in the lower back after sitting for an extended period of time
• Sudden, sharp pain in a localized area of the back
• Pain that affects posture while sitting, standing, or walking
• Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
At Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, we understand that pain in the back can make every-day activities difficult. Our back experts understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
To consult with a back doctor at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, please call (319) 338-3606.
Why choose Steindler Orthopedic Clinic?
Steindler Orthopedic Clinic offers exceptional care through our main location in Iowa City and our three outreach clinics in Fairfield, Muscatine, and Washington. Our specialty-trained back doctors, Dr. Benjamin MacLennan and Dr. Brent Overton, are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.
To request an appointment online with a Steindler Orthopedic Clinic back doctor, please use the appointment request box or call (319) 338-3606.
Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained back doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.