Back Pain Relief from Spine Specialists
Did you know back pain is one of the most common complaints reported at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler? Even though back pain can be quite uncomfortable and troublesome for many Tyler, Texas area patients, it is usually not associated with a serious health condition. No matter the cause of pain, the spine specialists at our pain management clinic are available to diagnose the cause and provide back pain relief treatment options so patients can return to work and normal activities.
Back Pain Overview
Back pain is most commonly found in adults between the ages of 35-55 years, even though it can affect individuals at any age. Many spine specialists believe back pain is caused by the way the bones, ligaments and muscles in the spinal region connect and work together.
Certain patients experience pain that stays in one area, while certain patients experience pain that radiates down to the buttocks and legs. If nerves are affected, a patient may also experience numbness, tingling or weakness.
Causes of Back Pain
The back is a complex structure composed of numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, discs and nerves. If any of these structures become injured, an individual may experience back pain and other troublesome symptoms such as tingling and numbness.
The most common causes of back pain include muscle spasms, strained ligaments and strained muscles. These three causes are often associated with improper lifting techniques, lifting an item too heavy or the result of an awkward and abrupt motion.
Normal, everyday activities can also lead to back pain, including poor posture, standing or sitting for extended periods of time, over-stretching, straining the neck forward and muscle tension.
Structural problems located within and around the spine may also cause back pain. Common structural issues include herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and scoliosis.
Spine Specialists Providing Back Pain Relief
Spine specialists have the ability to provide various back pain relief options, with many treatment options involving non-surgical measures. Common non-surgical back pain relief options prescribed at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler include physical therapy, DRX9000 spinal decompression, cervical epidural steroid injections, lumbar epidural steroid injections, nerve root blocks and facet block injections.
The overall goal of any back pain relief treatment is to help return patients to a healthy, active and normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. Spine specialists often encourage patients to combine pain management with movement and exercise, over-the-counter medications and massage therapy.
If you live in Greater Tyler, Texas and would like detailed information on back pain relief treatments and the causes of back pain, please contact the spine specialists at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler.