Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the United States. At Magnolia Medical Clinic in Beaumont, Texas, Jeffrey White, DC, performs a combination of nonsurgical techniques to relieve back pain. Whether you have a herniated disc or postsurgical pain, the clinic can help. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a visit online today.
Back pain is a potentially serious condition that affects people around the world. It’s one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, and it can impact your ability to work, go to school, and participate in sports.
Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives, particularly low back pain. Back pain can range from a dull ache to severe pain and can come on suddenly or gradually over time.
Some of the most common types of pain in the back include:
Numbness and tingling in the back can mean that you have a herniated (slipped) disc in your back.
Any sudden movement or awkward turn can disturb the muscles and ligaments near your spine, leading to back pain. Some of the most common conditions that cause back pain include:
The soft discs in your spine are there to provide cushioning between the bony vertebrae. When these discs rupture or bulge, they can put pressure on the surrounding spinal nerves and cause back pain.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis because it causes degeneration of the cartilage that cushions your joints. Without treatment, arthritis in your back can cause pain and a limited range of motion.
Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal starts to narrow, leading to pain and numbness in the back, arms, and legs. Pain typically develops gradually with spinal stenosis and commonly affects the low back and neck.
The sciatic nerve runs from the low back through the buttock and down the back of the leg. It typically occurs when a herniated disc presses against the nerve, causing pain and numbness in your back and legs.
Scar tissue can form near the nerves in the back after surgery, leading to chronic back pain.
While it can be difficult to prevent back pain, you’re more likely to have it if you’re overweight, a smoker, or over the age of 30.
More often than not, relieving back pain involves a combination of different treatments and therapies. Depending on the type of back pain you have, the providers at Magnolia Medical Clinic may recommend:
To learn more about the back pain treatments available at Magnolia Medical Clinic, call the office or book an appointment online today.