Lower Back Pain
For such a small area, low back pain has an amazing way of completely upending your life — it’s the leading cause of missed work days in the United States each year. To help you overcome your low back pain, Dr. Steven Gorin at the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in North Miami, Florida, offers effective, nonsurgical treatments to get you back on your feet and moving again. Call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
About Dr. Steven Gorin
Dr. Steven Gorin D.O. completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, earned a M.S.Ed in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, and then began his medical career by attaining his D.O. degree at Nova-Southeastern University. Afterwards, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an Internship at Botsford General Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery residency was then performed at the Medical Center of Independence in Kansas City, Missouri. He finished his training by doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital. Subsequent to that he completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Gorin is fluent in both English and Spanish.
At the heart of your low back lies your lumbar spine, which consists of five large vertebrae that bear most of the burden of support and movement in your upper body. Separating these vertebrae are discs that provide cushioning, support, and shock absorption for your lumbar spine.
Surrounding your spine are your ligaments and muscles, which provide flexibility and support along your spine.
The third role your lumbar spine plays is serving as a passageway for your spinal cord. This point is important as you have a number of nerve roots that line your spine and radiate out to the rest of your body. These nerve roots are often the culprits of low back pain.
Given its role in supporting your upper body and allowing such a wide range of motion, from twisting to bending, it’s no wonder that low back pain is so prevalent. In fact, around 80% of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their lives.
The most common causes of low back pain include:
+ Herniated, protruding, or ruptured discs
+ Lumbar strains or sprains
+ Acute back injuries or traumas
+ Degenerative disc disease
+ Spinal stenosis
+ Compression fractures
This list is by no means comprehensive, but it represents the lion’s share of back problems.
To treat your low back pain, Dr. Gorin runs a complete diagnostic evaluation of your problem area, starting with a review of your symptoms. This is perhaps the most important piece of the diagnostic puzzle because your symptoms help Dr. Gorin zero in on the problem.
For example, if you have shooting pain that radiates down one of your legs, odds are you have a herniated disc that’s affecting your sciatic nerve. Or, if your pain increases with certain movements and your muscles are cramping, these are signs of a back sprain.
Once Dr. Gorin makes his diagnosis, he treats your low back pain with the following:
+ Anti-inflammatory medications
+ Physical therapy
+ Spinal adjustments
+ Steroid injections
+ Hot and cold therapies
Dr. Gorin works with you to find relief from your back pain while strengthening the area at the same time. And if you do need surgery, Dr. Gorin points you in the right direction.
To find relief from debilitating low back pain, call the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or schedule a consultation online today.
Listen to what our patients have to say about their experience with Dr. Gorin.
Dr. Gorin and his staff are beyond amazing. I was actually late to my appointment and still seen almost right away. Everyone is very friendly! The office is impeccable and pretty, with state of the art clean equipment. I was quite impressed. Dr. Gorin was thorough and professional but still friendly and funny. He was honest with his suggestions and very helpful. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend his practice especially if you are athletic, he seems very specialized in this area which I loved.
I found the whole experience with Dr. Gorin and his staff to be absolutely top class. The staff were bright, professional and courteous. Dr Gorin did an exceptional job of explaining his diagnosis and I left feeling that I couldn’t be in better hands.
I fractured my wrist and needed to see him after an emergency visit I called the answering service and left a message after 15 min he called me back and you don't see that level of care anymore from a physician but Dr. Steven Gorin cares and the following day he was able to see me. I will never go to another orthopedic again if I can help it.
Dr. Gorin and his staff were efficient, thorough and genial in providing service to my 90-year old mother-in-law. We appreciated the short wait times through the intake, x-ray and exam/consultation processes.
Has to be the best overall doctor/healthcare experience I’ve had. I went to Dr. Gorin for a second opinion and he should have been my first.
Dr. Gorin was kind and compassionate and took his time to explain my condition and treatment options. Fantastic experience!
Very knowledgeable, pleasant in and out, with very hi tech equipment and attentive personal. Strongly recommend. He will help.