Failure to treat back pain can lead to disability and impaired function – don’t take the risk!
Back pain affects millions of people worldwide, and it’s the most common reason why people seek medical advice.
Back pain causes range from mechanical problems to more serious conditions such as infection or disease.
Mechanical problems: Most patients with back pain suffer from intervertebral disc degeneration, which is an aging condition that involves the breakdown of the discs between the spine’s vertebrae. Degeneration of the facet joints, joints that connect each vertebrae, is another common cause of back pain. Other causes referred to as herniated discs include:
Injuries: Patients with back injuries may have sprains or fractures. When ligaments in the back tear because someone twists or lifts incorrectly, pain results from the reduced support the ligaments can provide to the person. Those with fractured vertebrae, which is usually the result of osteoporosis, can experience constant back pain due to the lack of bodily support from weakened bones. The third most common cause we see are sprains and fractures due to falling.
The conditions and diseases that cause back pain include:
Our experienced orthopaedic back specialists can find out what is causing your back pain, rule out serious causes, and relieve the painful discomfort you endure.
We use MRI and EMG to diagnose our patients who suffer with back pain. Once we make the diagnosis, we use noninvasive procedures to treat and relieve the cause of the pain with physical therapy, injections, and medication.