There can be a lot of reasons for back pain. We’re here to help you find the root cause of the pain and provide a personalized approach for relief.
Causes of Back Pain
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Structural problems – lifelong bad posture, osteoporosis and genetic conditions
General Symptoms of Back Pain
You may encounter the following symptoms depending on the source of your back pain:
- Back pain can range from aching muscles to a shooting, burning, or stabbing feeling.
- Furthermore, the discomfort may extend down your leg or intensify as you bend, twist, raise, stand, or walk.
When to see a physician ?
See your doctor if you have back pain and any warning signs such as:
- Sudden spike in pain, discomfort, weakness or numbness.
- Severe pain that worsens rather than improves with time.
- Problems passing/controlling urine or bowel movements.
- Numbness around your anus or genitals.
- Numbness, pins and needles, or weakness in your legs, back, or anywhere else.
- Back pain accompanied by unexplained weight loss.
- High fever.
- Severe stomach pain.
- Lack of balance on your feet.
Diagnosis & Treatments
We investigate and determine the exact cause of the condition or injury causing the pain by asking you about your symptoms, including possible causes (e.g., recent injuries, other health concerns), if you’ve ever had back pain, as well as performing a thorough physical exam.
We may also recommend the following :-
- Our doctor may also refer you for additional testing, especially if they believe your back discomfort is caused by something more serious.
- Imaging (e.g., x-rays, CT or MRI scans) aren’t useful or recommended in most cases of back pain.
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