Back pain is very common. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of the US population will experience back pain in their lifetime. Back pain comes in many forms such as lower back pain, middle back pain, upper back pain, and low back pain with sciatica.
The back pain treatment session starts with a thorough examination of your spinal column in order to determine displaced vertebrae, damaged discs, and all possible sources of back and neck pain. Some tests will be performed and some questions as part of the examination because many different conditions may cause back pain.
Low Back Pain
Your lower back bears the bulk of your body’s weight. That’s why it’s the most common location in the back to hurt. Feeling stiffness, stabbing pains, tingling, or dull aches there? You’re not alone. Lower back pain is the second most common reason for seeing a doctor. Low back pain is common because so many actions can cause it.
Sciatica is pain which runs down the back of the leg.
Spondylolisthesis is a back injury involving a forward slipping of one vertebra over another.
Scoliosis is an S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine.
Lordosis is an exaggerated lumbar curve in the spine.
Facet Joint Pain
Facet joints exist between the processes of two vertebrae.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of chronic, degenerative arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints.
Getting a Diagnosis for your Back Pain
If you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your back, see a doctor. He or she will take your medical history, examine you, and possibly perform tests. These may include X-rays, imaging scans, or blood tests. After the examination, the pain management doctors and pain management professionals at Colorado Pain & Injury Specialists will clearly explain to you the condition, possible sources of your pain and which pain treatment will help alleviate your pain along with possible courses of action and next steps.