Most everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life, and although this is a statement of fact, that does not mean that back pain must become something that a person “has to deal with.” There are ways to limit back pain, and if it is caused by a serious bone or joint issue, most may be treated without surgical care. Olympic Health Group in Palmdale, California is ready to help you stop dealing and start living with less back pain.
Back pain can be caused by sore muscles, stretched or torn tendons and ligaments, and fractures either from a sports injury or work-related movement. Back pain can also be caused from infections, spinal conditions, and spinal curvature disorders. Some of the more serious cases of back pain can stem from:
- Herniated Disc – caused by the rupture or swelling of the intervertebral disks that keep the spinal vertebrae from rubbing against each other. This causes excess pressure to be put on the spinal column and nerves, causing intense pain that can spread to the arms.
- Osteoarthritis – a common disease that causes joint inflammation that damages the cartilage between joints over time. This causes the two bones – in this case vertebrae, to rub against each other, which causes pain.
- Spondylolisthesis – the slipping of vertebrae out of the spinal column due to a defect or fracture.
- Lordosis, Kyphosis, and Scoliosis – various disorders of the spine that causes abnormal curvatures.
More often than not, the pain is from a problem that has developed over a period of time, even if the onset seems sudden. The best treatment and preventative care is to come into Olympic Health Group for a complete physical to learn the causes of your back pain. From there, the physicians will help create a treatment plan that works for you!