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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Director of Pain Management
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
NYC PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Namrata Khimani is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors.
NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.
NY & NJ Pain Specialist
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.
NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.