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Back Pain Causes and Conditions
Common Back Pain Conditions
Arthritis: Among all types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the main reason for back pain. It usually causes low back pain, while at times triggering complications such as spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the boney space around the spinal cord.
Pathological curvatures of spine: One of the most common conditions that produce back pain is scoliosis, a condition in which the spine curves to the right or left side of the body.
Sciatica: It can also be caused by irritation of the spinal nerves and due to bulging or rupturing of the disk. Sciatica pain is very specific and causes a sharp pain that starts from the back and travels down the buttock to the lower limbs.
Slip Disk: This can be due to rupturing of the intervertebral disks or bulging of it. These disks are like cushions, and align with the vertebral bones to give flexibility and strength to the spine, but when it ruptures or bulges, the disk penetrates out from the aligned spine putting pressure on the spinal nerves.
Who is at Risk of Suffering from Back Pain?
What are Signs of Back Conditions?
According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In fact, back pain is considered as one of the main reasons for the absence of work and also the second most common reason for visiting doctors frequently. About half of working Americans say that they suffer from back pain every year, and in total, about 80% of Americans admit they have suffered from back pain at least once in their life.
Making a Back Pain Appointment
When you come in for your back pain treatment appointment, one of our back pain treatment specialists will meet you. During this time, our board certified pain doctor will learn more about your complaints and determine a course of action of treatment for you. Our doctor wіll ѕtаrt bу аѕkіng questions аѕѕосіаtеd to уоur gеnеrаl hеаlth аnd thеn specifically to the nаturе and ѕуmрtоmѕ of your back раіn. Once the doctor has identified the root cause of your discomfort, they will present you with a treatment plan. Our back pain treatment locations.
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