Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat at Airrosti. Our providers are expertly trained to accurately pinpoint and resolve the specific source of your back pain, leading to complete and rapid injury resolution in 89% of cases. Learn more about our quality approach to care.

WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN?

The human spine is a complex structure of bones supported by muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. The segments of our spine are cushioned with cartilage-like pads called discs. Injuries or dysfunctions with any of these components can lead to back pain.

Back pain can come from a traumatic injury or develop into a chronic condition over time, lasting for months or even years. Chronic back pain can cause long-term restrictions in your overall mobility and quality of life.

Several injuries commonly associated with back pain include:

Causes of Upper and Middle Back Pain

Discomfort in the upper and mid back pain is commonly caused by overuse, muscle strain, injury, poor posture, or herniated discs. One of the most common culprits of upper and mid back pain is a musculoskeletal condition called Upper Cross Syndrome.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Problems in the lower back can be caused by a variety of injuries and imbalances in the complex structure of the spine. Many people experience a low back injury from improper lifting techniques or after sitting with an excessive arch in the low back. Nerve entrapment and muscular imbalances in the hips can also contribute to low back pain. These issues often develop into painful conditions like sciatica and Lower Cross Syndrome.

SYMPTOMS OF A BACK INJURY

Although the causes of back pain may be different depending on location and type of injury, most back injuries share similar symptoms, including:

  • Persistent aching or stiffness along the spine, traveling down the base of the neck to the tail bone.
  • Sharp, localized pain in the injured area, especially after lifting heavy objects or bending over.
  • A chronic ache in the middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods.
  • Pain that radiates from the low back to the buttock, down the thigh, and into the leg.
  • An inability to stand straight without painful muscle spasms.
  • Limited mobility, ranging from mild to severe.

HOW LONG DOES A BACK INJURY TAKE TO HEAL?

Pain symptoms are more common the older you get, and your risk of long-term injury is increased by lack of physical activity or by carrying extra weight. Certain repetitive activities may also affect your recovery time, such as lifting, pushing, or sitting for extended periods of time.

HOW TO PREVENT BACK PAIN

Pain symptoms are more common the older you get, and your risk of long-term injury is increased by lack of physical activity or by carrying extra weight. Certain repetitive activities may also affect your recovery time, such as lifting, pushing, or sitting for extended periods of time.

HOW TO TREAT BACK PAIN

Pain symptoms are more common the older you get, and your risk of long-term injury is increased by lack of physical activity or by carrying extra weight. Certain repetitive activities may also affect your recovery time, such as lifting, pushing, or sitting for extended periods of time.

AIRROSTI BACK PAIN DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, & PAIN RELIEF

A thorough evaluation and proper diagnosis is critical to effectively treating your condition. At Airrosti, we pinpoint the cause of pain and treat it directly at its source, resolving injuries in as few as three visits (based on patient-reported outcomes). Our hands-on, targeted treatment has helped numerous patients avoid unnecessary surgeries as well.

Schedule an appointment with an Airrosti provider near you today or call us at (800) 404-6050.

Reviewed by Casey Crisp, Doctor of Chiropractic

 

 

Disclaimer:
Always consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program. If you experience any numbness, tingling or reproduction of your symptoms, please contact your doctor.

 

 

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