April 11, 2018
Of all the conditions that send people to the doctor, cause missed days at work, are at the center of workers comp claims, and are the largest cause of pain medication use, back pain is at the top of the list. There are many common causes of back pain in Jacksonville and some of the most common that we see here at Riverside Pain Physicians include:
Muscle Strains– commonly caused by lifting something that is too heavy, picking something up incorrectly, or doing other things that put too much strain on the muscles of the back, strains can happen suddenly and cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.
Pinched Nerves– improper posture, poor lifting and bending, bad sleep positions, and poor work environment can lead to the nerves of the spine being pinched or irritated. When this occurs, pain can radiate throughout the nervous system and make the simplest movement painful.
Damaged Discs– between each vertebra in the spine is a soft disc of tissue that acts like a shock absorber and keeps the spinal cord protected. If the back gets injured these discs can slip out of place or be damaged to the point that the spinal cord is damaged and the result is back pain.
Bone Damage– in extreme cases of injuries or degenerative diseases like osteoporosis the bones that make up the spine can become wreaked to the point that it cannot support the body and cannot protect the spinal cord. This type is injury is much harder to treat as bone is much more difficult to heal.
Injuries– whether it is a slip and fall, an auto accident, sports injury, or work-related accident, many types of injuries can occur that can result in back pain. This is why it is important to get the medical care you need.
There are many common causes of back pain and for our medical team here at Riverside Pain Physicians these are just some of the most common that we see. There are many types of back pain and a range of treatment options that are available to you. The best way to find out the cause of your pain and what treatments are best for you is to call and set up a consultation appointment with us today. We will evaluate your unique case and work on a personalized treatment and care plan. So, call today to get started!