Health One Family Medicine -  - Family Medicine

Shalin Parikh, M.D.

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Irving, TX

Back Pain Specialist

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints in the U.S. and without prompt care, it can result in significant disability. At Health One Family Medicine, Dr. Shalin Parikh uses advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to provide long-term relief from back pain in patients from throughout Irving, TX.

Back Pain Q & A

by Shalin Parikh, M.D.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be caused by an array of issues, including musculoskeletal injuries from car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, sports or other incidents, strain from repetitive or overuse injuries, or underlying medical problems like kidney infections or tumors. Spine diseases and conditions like arthritis, herniated discs, bone spurs or spinal stenosis can also cause back pain. Lifestyle and physical issues like poor posture, standing or sitting for long periods of time, being overweight and using poor ergonomics at work or when using computers can also cause acute and chronic back pain.

How are the causes of back pain diagnosed?

Diagnosis begins with a physical examination to determine the specific location or origin of painful symptoms. A review of physical activities and a medical history are also important. Often, diagnostic imaging like x-rays or MRIs will be ordered to provide more in-depth data and to get a close look at the spine. If an underlying disease like a kidney infection is suspected, blood work also may be prescribed.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is one of the most common types of back pain, occurring when a disc in the lower back slips out of its normal alignment between the spine bones (vertebrae) and presses against the sciatic nerve. In addition to local pain and numbness in the lower back area, sciatica can also cause radiating pain, numbness and tingling in the buttocks and legs.

How is back pain treated?

Treatment for back pain can vary depending on the underlying cause of symptoms. Often, back pain caused by musculoskeletal issues like muscles strains or disc problems can be treated with rest, gentle stretching or physical therapy to relieve pain and restore motion, and medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Sometimes, injections of medication into the area around the spine can be useful in decreasing inflammation and pain to enable the area to heal and to make physical therapy more effective. Lifestyle changes like improving posture or using a more supportive mattress or desk chair can also help, as can losing excess weight and being more physically active.

Insurance

At Health One Family Medicine, we value the health of every family member and want to make sure that our services are affordable for every patient. For that reason, we accept a wide variety of insurances. If you have any questions about the type of insurances we accept, please call our office. Starting June 1, 2018, there will be a $25 charge for any missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. **Please Note: We are not accepting Molina, TRICARE, or Ambetter Insurance.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "It was very easy to make an appointment online. The staff was very friendly & my wait was not too long. Dr Parikh was very helpful & caring."

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    "Dr. Parikh is very knowledgeable, respectful, approachable, and efficient. He has perfect bedside manner and seeks to go the extra step for follow ups..."

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    "I was 10 minutes early to fill up new patient forms and he saw me right on time. He answered all my questions."

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Location
Health One Family Medicine
3601 Regent Boulevard, #165
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 469-213-3422
Fax: (469) 262 5763
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469-213-3422