Our back doctor at Lewiston Orthopedics is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions.
The majority of back pain symptoms arise from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons.
Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chance for sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle.
However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic or degenerative condition or from conditions that may spontaneously occur, such as disc herniations.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of back pain, it’s important to seek treatment from a spine specialist as soon as possible before your condition worsens.
Pain that radiates from the neck to the arm/hand
Pain that radiates from the back to the leg/foot
Pain that increases in the back, leg, or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
Pain following heavy lifting, especially if you have osteoporosis
Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands
At Lewiston Orthopedics, we understand that pain in the back can make everyday activities difficult. Our back doctor knows that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
At Lewiston Orthopedics, the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our specialty-trained doctors are proud to serve our community and provide experienced and compassionate orthopedic treatments to patients through our office in Lewiston. Our back surgeon has completed additional fellowship training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. Gregory Dietrich has the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back injury or condition individually to your needs.