If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 31 million Americans suffer from back pain on a daily basis, which can range from mild to severe. Furthermore, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The majority of people who complain of back pain experience it in the lower part of the back. It could be a sign of a more severe condition or illness, depending on what type of pain you are experiencing. Some of the symptoms of back pain include:
- Sharp pain
When it comes to back pain, it is important to keep in mind that it isn’t always the back that is the problem area. For some, back pain is a sign that something is amiss with the leg, hip, or neck. If you are experiencing any type of pain in the back, we encourage you to contact Texas Partners Healthcare Group today. As a multispecialty practice, our team of experts will take a collaborative approach to your well-being, working tirelessly to find the source of your pain and the best treatment for your needs.
Common Causes of Back Pain
For most people, back pain goes away on its own over time. It is important not to get frustrated and understand that your body has a natural healing process that may not go as quickly as you’d like. If you are in severe pain that has lasted for several weeks or longer, please give us a call. While over-the-counter pain relievers and rest can help, these are not long-term solutions. Treatment for back pain will depend on what kind of pain you have and what is causing it. We often recommend hot or cold packs, exercise, injections, regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy, and possibly surgery.
Some of the most common causes of back pain that we can treat at Texas Partners Healthcare Group include:
- Pain in the lower spine caused by inflammation or injury (Coccydynia)
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging or ruptured discs
- Muscle or ligament strain
- Skeletal irregularities