What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain causes vary widely, from run-of-the-mill muscle strains caused by lifting something heavy to ongoing degenerative conditions that result from aging. These problems are particularly common in the lower back, and pinpointing the underlying source of pain can be a tremendous help when determining the best course of treatment. At Pain Care, our physicians treat every patient as an individual, with their own set of symptoms and treatment goals, and part of our commitment to providing excellent care is taking the time to make a proper diagnosis and developing a personalized plan. That attention to detail makes us the place people in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia, area can turn to regain life, restore function, and renew hope.
Our physicians understand that many causes of back pain can lead to the same types of symptoms, so we review imaging results, perform physical exams, and listen to the patient’s input to determine an accurate diagnosis. Some of the back pain causes that we typically see and address include:
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Bulging and herniated discs
- Vertebral fractures
- Osteoarthritis and bone spur growth
Acute muscle strains can generally be treated with rest and medication, but issues that cause spinal nerve compression can take an ongoing regimen to manage the localized pain and/or traveling symptoms. Pain Care physicians do everything they can to help delay or prevent the need for open-back surgery, often by utilizing noninvasive methods like careful use of medication and minimally invasive techniques such as nerve block injections or decompressor discectomies.
Although every patient is different and treatment plans vary, one thing remains consistent at every Pain Care office in the greater Atlanta area – the use of our effective combination of medical knowledge, compassionate care, and leading technology to treat back pain, no matter its causes. To learn more about us and our approach to care, give us a call or use our online appointment form.