About Back Pain
Nearly all people, with some certainty, can say that they have experienced a type of back pain in their lifetime. The anatomical complexity of the human spine and its integral connection to other regions of the body may explain the high prevalence of back pain in humans. Upright posture, compounded by lifting and twisting movements, associated with the common human activity, makes the spinal area particularly susceptible to pain. Gravity and overexertion also take their toll.
Causes & Symptoms
As with other forms of physical discomfort, pain in the spinal region may simply be due to the overuse of muscles. However, there are many potential causes of back pain. Some triggers include: muscle sprains, tissue strains, herniated spinal discs, broken bones, spinal canal constriction (spinal stenosis), arthritis or other degenerative bone diseases, osteoporosis, and infection.
Many instances of back pain are resolved in reasonably short time periods, but others can be the result of ongoing illness or injury. Often back pain can be baffling to those who experience it, since it is likely to take intermittent form, which cannot be easily identified or treated. Back pain can come about suddenly or be a chronic issue. In many instances, the pain will move to various areas, radiate to the extremities or cause additional symptoms, such as numbness, tingling or weakness.
Back Pain Treatment in Austin
Fortunately, many instances of back pain may be relieved by basic treatments, such as rest, heat, ice, exercise, or over-the-counter medications. If none of these options prove to be effective, medical evaluation is the next logical step. One of our pain doctors can discuss treatment options following consultation. If you are suffering from back pain and live in Austin, Waco, Round Rock or Cedar Park request an appointment with us today.
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