Back Pain, as simple as it may sound, is one of the most common reasons why people are not able to lead a productive life. It is one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctor or have to skip their office. There can be multiple underlying reasons for the pain in your back. Back Pain can be chronic in nature lasting years, while in other cases, it might be acute lasting for a short duration. At Dunes Pain Clinic, our medical experts take care of both chronic and acute back pain giving a customized treatment depending upon the condition of the patient.
What Causes Back Pain?
There can be several reasons for your back pain which will be examined by our physician. They can include:
Muscle & ligament damage due to trauma: Sometimes, due to overuse of muscle while doing demanding work like lifting heavy weights, the muscles and ligaments of the back might get strained to cause back pain. Even poor body posture or physical health might trigger pain in the back.
Degenerated, herniated, or bulging discs: Discs are cushioning rubber pads between the vertebrate bones present in our back. If these discs get damaged or degenerated, it might press some nerve in the back triggering back pain.
Sciatica back pain: If the sciatica nerve that runs from our lower back to the legs gets injured or traumatized, it might trigger back pain.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis: Due to degenerative conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis, our joints and bones can become damaged or weak triggering back pain. Osteoporosis might weaken the bone in the spine by making them porous and brittle thereby causing fractures. On the other hand, arthritis can make the space in the spinal column narrow leading to a condition called spinal stenosis.
Know when to visit the doctor
Back pain can vary from mild to severe in patients – even the duration can be different. Some people might experience a stabbing electric-shock-like pain in their back for a few minutes while some might feel a dull ache that lasts for hours. Back pain might also accompany other symptoms like restricted mobility, tingling sensation, numbness, and muscle spasms. One can also feel stiffness in the lower back and the glutes region.
If your back pain is becoming severe and does not go away even after taking rest, it is time you consult an expert.
Back Pain Treatment at Dunes Clinic
At Dunes Pain Clinic, we employ a range of methods to cure the back pain faced by our patients. This includes conservative techniques like resting, application of ice-packs, massages, and over-the-counter painkiller medication. All this might be done in parallel with interventional treatment methods like steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and nerve stimulation. However, in extreme cases of herniated or damaged discs, our physicians might go for minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Alternative treatment methods like acupuncture are also performed on some patients depending on their condition. A combination of various treatments ensures a holistic approach for the treatment of your back pain.
Call Dunes Pain to get expert advice on your back pain!