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Causes and Treatments for Back Pain

      

The human spine is a complicated structure and it can be vulnerable to a number of injuries and diseases. It can also be the source of tremendous pain and discomfort. Fortunately, there are many courses of back pain treatment available today that can bring relief. Download our Understanding Back Pain Guide to learn more about your treatment options.

Typical Reasons of Back Pain or Discomfort
 

Back Sprains or Strains

  • Caused by injury to the ligaments, tendons, or muscles that support the spine. 

Spinal Nerve Compression 

  • Can be caused by bone spurs, a thickened ligament or a herniated disc in the spine.

Bulging or Herniated Lumbar Disc

  • Caused when the content of the spinal disc protrudes through the discs protective outer layer, often resulting in nerve compression and pain. 

Degenerative Disc Disease

  • This condition is often age-related, as the spinal bones degrade and the discs shrink.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • This joint is where the spine meets the pelvis, and if it doesn't function normally it can lead to lower back and leg pain. 

Uncommon Causes of Back Pain
 

 

A physician referral is not needed, but please verify that your insurance is accepted. 

 

Back Pain Relief and Treatment Options

 

The Back Pain Center carefully matches the appropriate treatment option for each back pain patient. There is no “one size fits all” treatment for back pain. Options include: 

  • Rest and Pain Management (Many back pain issues can heal themselves in time.)
  • Medication (Muscle relaxants, pain relievers, topical pain relievers)
  • Epidural Injections or Nerve Root Injections (For pain, anti-inflammatory, steroids)
  • Physical Therapy (Exercise, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation)
  • Surgery (To repair structural problems such as narrowing of the spine, herniated discs)


Make an Appointment to Begin Getting Back Pain Care

We look forward to seeing you at the Back Pain Center. We accept walk-ins without an appointment, but there may be a wait. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

To make an appointment 24 hours a day, call 678-312-2002, or schedule online.