Conservative Spine & Joint Center - Ruben Diaz, MD

Recognizing pain generators (causes for pain)

The single most important aspect for a musculoskeletal pain physician whether you have low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, nerve pain or muscle pain or a combination of problems is to properly identify the cause or causes of pain (pain generators), until that is achieved the Physician will be treating symptoms (pain) and not the underlying problem, the sooner it can be done, the sooner a specific treatment can be established for the patient.

Conservative Spine & Joint Center
By Ruben Diaz, M.D.
Conservative Spine & Joint Center

Back Pain Facts FAQ's and red flags

FACTS
•Approximately 80% of all adults will have lower back pain at some point in their lives
•The most common cause of chronic pain is poorly treated acute pain
•There are multiple causes for back pain, and each one is treated differently.
•Approximately 95% of all back problems do NOT require surgery
•From 2004 to 2010, medical emergencies related to the nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals increased 119%.  Contributing to this rise was the 149% increased involving narcotic pain relievers.
•4.4 million Adults > 50 years old are in need of a substance abuse treatment.

Conservative Spine & Joint Center
By Ruben Diaz, M.D.
Conservative Spine & Joint Center

At the Conservative Spine & Joint Center we strive to provide a conservative, comprehensive program related to ALL musculoskeletal care including spine problems, joints, muscle, tendons, spasticity and nerve problems among many other conditions.

What is a Physiatrist?
By Ruben Diaz, M.D. 
Conservative Spine & Joint Center

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are spine, joint, nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move and function.

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