Back Pain

Texas Pain Network

Whether it’s acute, chronic, or intermittent, back pain impacts up to 80% of Americans. It can result from injury, overuse or disease, and cause mild discomfort, chronic strain or even immobilizing pain.

Factors Causing Back Pain

When it comes to the most common causative factors of back pain, a bulging or herniated spinal disc could often be the source of the problem, as well as any sort of muscle strain or compromise. Even excess body mass can cause discomfort in the lower lumbar, as well as sleeping position or poor posture with repetitive exposure (like working at your desk without the appropriate support). Other conditions include disease-related factors such as scoliosis, osteoporosis or arthritis.

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Treating Back Pain

Treatment for back pain will most often revolve around managing pain and inflammation with over-the-counter or prescription medication and rest if it’s due to muscle strain or fatigue. Most treatment is nonsurgical as surgical procedures are only recommended when there is evidence of nerve damage or when the cause of the pain is structural and there are surgical procedures available to correct the issue.

Non-surgical Treatment Options

  • Physical Therapy
  • Strengthen Your Core Muscles
  • Medication
  • Nerve Block Therapies