Why Should You Still Seek Care for Back Pain During the Pandemic?

The short answer from a spine health expert
back pain during the pandemic

Although we’re in a pandemic and it might be scary to go out in public or come into a healthcare setting – there’s no need for anyone to continue to suffer and live with constant back pain.

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If you’ve tried some initial self-care or at-home treatments for your back pain and it just isn’t getting better, reach out to your primary care doctor to have a discussion. This might include a virtual visit, which will help determine if you need to come in and be seen in-person.

If you do need to come into the office for an appointment, rest assured healthcare is following all safety precautions when it comes to social distancing and universal masking guidelines. Providers wear face masks and face shields and all patients must wear a face mask as well. Visitors have been limited, commonly touched surfaces are frequently disinfected and all patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the facility.  

We’re taking precautions to keep everyone safe. There’s no need to suffer with back pain, even during a global pandemic.

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– Spine health expert, Phillip Mendis, DO.

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