Chronic back pain is one of the most common of all pain sources. Chronic back pain can be caused by injury or illness, degeneration of bone or tissues, or a combination of these.
Determining the specific cause of back pain is the first step in reducing the pain. See the links below of the different sources of back pain and potential treatment methods.
At Precision Pain Care we don’t just cover up your symptoms with a host of medications. We treat pain at the source with gentle precision and minimally invasive, state-of-the-art procedures that typically require short recovery times. Many patients often experience an immediate reduction in their pain.
Compression fractures of the spine can occur as a result of advanced osteoporosis or traumatic injury. The intense pain from compression fractures can limit a patient’s mobility and respiratory function, which can lead to other health problems. Similar spine pain can also occur as a result of tumor invasion.
Discs are part of the structure of the spine and act as "shock absorbers," providing a cushioning effect between the vertebrae. Discs are filled with a jelly-like core. With age and use, the discs become drier and can sometimes rupture. A disc can also develop cracks that can leak and cause pain.
A "Thrown Out Back" refers to bulging or herniated discs that put pressure on the nerves. The pressure can cause pain to radiate away from the spine.
Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are the soft shock-absorbing tissue that separates the interlocking bones (vertebrae)of the spine. Degenerative disc disease can occur throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs of the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).
Lower back pain can be caused by many different sources, including nerve injury, facet arthropathy (arthritis of the spine), tumor invasion, aneurysmal dilation of blood vessels, or ruptured discs. Patients suffering from chronic low back pain may become depressed, may not be able to get restful sleep, or may be unable to focus on certain tasks.