Back Pain

TeleMedicine Provider available in Wyoming

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Wyoming

Nearly a quarter of adults worldwide experience chronic back pain, with even more experiencing it on a more sporadic basis. Armstrong Telehealth LLC is a telehealth-only practice, offering gentle back pain care from Nikki Armstrong, DNP, APRN, FNP-C. Book with Armstrong Telehealth LLC online today to schedule a telehealth evaluation and get started with treatment.

Back Pain Q&A

What is back pain?

Back pain is widespread among aging adults. In fact, it’s a common reason for missed work. While back pain can become a chronic issue in your life, plenty of treatments are available to ease the discomfort and restore your mobility. 

Back pain often arises from years of poor posture or from degenerative conditions that are difficult or impossible to avoid. Prolonged standing and sitting are both risk factors. 

Armstrong Telehealth LLC offers telemedicine evaluations and personalized treatment for back pain. With a patient-assisted assessment that takes place using audio and video on your electronic device, Dr. Nikki Armstrong NP can diagnose your back pain and make personalized recommendations for treatment that don’t include controlled substances. 

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be caused by musculoskeletal injuries, which affect the tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones in your back. Back pain also often stems from spinal conditions that cause nerve impingement at various points along your spine. Your spine houses your spinal cord, and every nerve root in your body branches out from it. 

Some of the most prevalent back pain causes are:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Strained muscles or ligaments
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Compression fracture
  • Spinal stenosis

It’s also possible to experience back pain from conditions that aren’t involved with your spine or musculoskeletal system at all. Sometimes, back pain comes from kidney problems, pregnancy, endometriosis, and other conditions. These conditions will not benefit from the same treatments. 

How is back pain treated?

At Armstrong Telehealth LLC, Dr. Armstrong can offer guidance on gentle exercises and stretches to help your back heal. Once she confirms your diagnosis, she provides personalized care recommendations, including minor adjustments to your routine to encourage healing. Depending on your circumstances, she might recommend:

  • Working on your posture
  • Using over-the-counter medications
  • Using a hot compress
  • Applying an ice pack
  • Moderate rest
  • Specific exercises or stretches

Dr. Armstrong can also make referrals to experienced specialists in your area. Physical therapists and orthopedists can provide additional treatments to help you heal, including joint injections, electrical stimulation, and surgery. 

Bood an appointment with Armstrong Telehealth LLC today if you’re ready to find relief from back pain with personalized treatment recommendations.