Back pain is a common problem and affects 80% of the population at some point during their lives, but you don’t have to suffer when back pain hits; Andrew Khoury, MD, offers cutting-edge interventional pain management solutions at Advanced Spine and Pain Specialists in The Woodlands, Texas. To find relief from your back pain, call Advanced Spine and Pain Specialists, or schedule an appointment online today.
Your back is a complex network of joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. It has four primary areas: cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and sacrum. Pain in these specific areas usually has a specific reason.
Pain in your neck is often the result of ligament, tendon, or muscle strain.
Upper back pain typically occurs because of irritation in your back or shoulder muscles or joints.
This is the most common region in which to have back pain. Pain in the lower back affects 31 million Americans and is often due to muscle strain.
The lowest part of your spine is also part of your pelvis. Pain in this area is often due to injury, damage, or associated issues, like herniated discs or hip conditions.
When you have back pain, your symptoms can range from dull muscle aches to stabbing, shooting, or radiating pain. It’s also common to have reduced range of motion.
You can experience back pain for several reasons, such as:
Your chance of having back pain also increases with age, weight, sedentary lifestyle and improper lifting techniques.
At Advanced Spine and Pain Specialists, Dr. Khoury diagnoses back pain by performing a comprehensive examination. During your appointment, he reviews your symptoms and discusses your personal and medical history. In some cases, Dr. Khoury might also recommend additional diagnostic testing, like X-rays or an MRI.
After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Khoury develops a comprehensive treatment plan based on your condition. Common treatments for back pain include:
In addition to medical interventions for back pain, Dr. Khoury might also recommend lifestyle changes, like improving your posture or body mechanics, or weight management techniques, such as diet and exercise.
To find solutions for your back pain, call Advanced Spine and Pain Specialists, or schedule an appointment online today.