Back Pain Specialist in Houston TX
Are you experiencing back pain? Symptoms may vary from person to person, including pain with lifting and bending, pain that comes and goes, or stiffness in the morning. Back pain treatment is available at Modern Pain Management. Contact us or book an appointment online today. We are located at 902 Frostwood Dr #235, Houston, TX 77024.
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There are many interconnected and overlapping structures in your back, including spinal nerves, intervertebral discs, facet joints, and large muscles. Back pain is the body’s way of alerting us that something is wrong with one of these parts. A person who suffers back pain can suffer from neuropathic pain, bone, cartilage, or muscle and ligament pain.
Muscle strains are painful injuries or irritations of the muscles or tendons that attach them to bone. In addition to a strain, you may also suffer from a sprain, a similar injury to the ligaments, the tough tissue that connects bones.
It is unusual for muscles or ligaments to suffer pain following a single traumatic event, although it can happen when it is caused by an awkward movement, such as falling down. Overactivity or repetitive physical stress, such as lifting, twisting, or stretching the lower back, are the most common causes of non-specific muscular strains.
The pain you experience as a result of strained muscles is similar to that of a sore or tight ache. As opposed to an irritated nerve root, a pulled muscle would not feel hot, tingling, or electric. The pain will subside only after you are relaxed and resting, as the tension and spasms will be relieved. It is most likely that the pain would flare up when you get up and move again. In the case of muscular back pain, it would be concentrated in a particular area, for example, the lower back.
Pain in the back that lasts just for a few days or just for a few weeks is considered acute, or short-term. It is common for back pain to be acute. In most cases, it resolves on its own within a few days with self-care, and there is no residual functional loss. Many times, symptom disappearance requires a few months of time.
The term chronic back pain refers to back pain that persists after undergoing treatment for an initial injury or underlying cause of acute back pain for at least 12 weeks. One year after suffering acute back pain, approximately 20 percent of patients develop chronic back pain. The persistence of pain does not always indicate an underlying medical problem or one that can be easily identified and treated. Medical and surgical treatment can relieve chronic back pain in some cases, but the pain may persist in others.
It is common for back pain to occur along with mild headaches, occasional sneezes, or eye strain. Pain in the low back that is non-specific is a common complaint. According to one study, 84% of people will experience chronic low back pain at least once in their lifetime.
It’s also possible that your gut might be telling you that something more is going on when your back pain feels off. It’s important to listen to your body and pay attention to the symptoms you are experiencing, particularly if you are experiencing symptoms in addition to the pain it may be serious
Identifying and treating severe spine conditions, such as meningitis, discitis, and cauda equina syndrome caused by a disc herniation or mass, early is essential to prevent death or a prolonged hospitalization in some cases or permanent neurological impairment, such as leg weakness or bowel/bladder dysfunction, in others.
You may experience lower back and/or leg pain when a disc in your lower spine bulges or tears. The increased pressure within your disc may exacerbate your lower back pain if you have a herniated or bulging disc. Your thigh, leg, or foot may feel burning, numb, weak, and/or tingly along the front and/or back. The pain associated with herniated discs in the lumbar region usually appears suddenly. The pain usually does not have a single, clear cause, such as an injury or traumatic event, but it feels sudden in most cases.
Back pain treatment is available at Modern Pain Management. We are located at 902 Frostwood Dr #235, Houston, TX 77024. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Houston TX, Sugar Land TX, Pearland TX, Jersey Village TX, Missouri TX, Stafford TX, and Richmond TX.