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Back Pain Causes and Conditions
Common Back Pain Conditions
The most common causes of back pain is the straining of muscles, ligaments or muscle spasms. A strain or spasm can occur due to improper posture, lifting heave objects, and as a result of abrupt movements of the body.
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 bony 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?
Back pain can affect individuals of any age, but it mostly affects adults in the ages between 35 – 55 years old. Due to the wear and tear effects of the aging process, it is quite common for older adults to suffer from back pain. While active individuals get these back pains a little later than the ones who live a passive or sedentary life, age is usually related to this condition; the more you advance in age, the risk of experiencing a back pain increases. Our back pain treatment locations.
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
You can make an appointment with our back pain treatment doctors by giving us a call at (888) 767-3227 or filling one of our contact forms. We will then help you verify your insurance coverage for both treatment an consultation. Typically, most back pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, and Medicare.
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 start 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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