Back pain is the leading cause of disability across the globe, and it’s the primary reason people miss work. Back pain can manifest in numerous forms and in several parts of the body, depending on the true source of the condition. You may experience shooting, burning, or stabbing sensations, and the pain may also radiate to other parts of the body. We conduct a thorough evaluation and curate a personalized, minimally invasive treatment plan to address the root cause of your back pain in Edison.
Symptoms of Back Pain:
- Pain of various intensities, ranging from dull to sharp pain
- Aching sensation in different parts of the body
- Pain that radiates down the legs or arms, depending on the source
- Popping sounds when you strain your back
- Worsening pain when you bend over or lie down
- Stiffness and a limited range of motion
- Difficulty while standing up
- Difficulty in standing straight
- Flatted (rather than curved) lower back
- Uncontrollable muscle spasms in the lower back
- Other possible symptoms based on the root cause of back pain
Possible Causes of Back Pain:
- Strains & Sprains: Muscle and ligament strains and sprains are the most common causes of back pain. You can injure your muscles and ligaments because of overuse, lifting something heavy, or twisting your spine excessively.
- Spinal Fractures: You can fracture the bones in your spine because of accidents, falls, car crashes, injuries, and certain medical conditions, such as osteoporosis and spondylosis. Spinal fractures can lead to severe back pain.
- Disc Problems: The intervertebral discs cushion the vertebrae, ensuring optimal spinal movement and stability. Over time, intervertebral discs can tear (herniation), bulge outwards (bulging discs), and offer less protection, leading to you having back pain in Edison.
- Structural Problems: Spinal stenosis and scoliosis are examples of structural problems that reduce the space between the vertebrae, increasing the risk of the spinal cord being pinched and compressed, which can lead to back pain.
- Arthritis: The stiffening or inflammation of the joints in the back because of arthritis can lead to back pain. Ankylosing spondylitis is an example of arthritis that affects the lower back and causes stiffness and loss of mobility.
- Underlying Diseases: Back pain can happen because of tumors, infections, various types of cancers, abdominal aortic aneurysm, kidney stones, and various other conditions.
How to Prevent Back Pain?
- Engage in regular low-impact aerobic exercises to enhance your back strength
- Engage in abdominal and back muscle exercises to strengthen the core
- Maintain a healthy weight that doesn’t strain your back muscles
- Stop smoking because it increases the risk of back pain
- Don’t slouch while standing for extended periods
- Sit on a chair with good lumbar support
- Avoid lifting heavy weights that strain your back
- Don’t twist your back while lifting heavy objects
- Allow your leg muscles to do most of the heavy lifting
Schedule an Appointment
Edison Spine & Pain Management is a state-of-the-art interventional pain management center that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain. Our board-certified physician and pain specialist only offers conservative solutions and minimally invasive treatments that alleviate back pain without relying on addictive opioids or risky surgeries. If you notice the signs and symptoms of persistent back pain, please schedule an appointment to explore your back pain treatment options in Edison.