Back pain is number one reason people visit their doctors. Everyone who has experienced back pain knows how agonizing it can be. Back pain is typically complicated and can require treatment from a spine specialist in Miramar.
See a Spine Specialist in Miramar for help with back and neck pain
Back pain is widespread, 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The main culprit is increasingly more sedentary lifestyles. One of these other issues can cause your back pain:
- Herniated disc: A herniated disc itself is not pain, but the gel-like tissue inside the discs may be forced outside the hard case they’re encapsulated in, irritating a nearby nerve, causing pain.
- Bulging disc: Similar to the herniated disc, but not as severe, this condition results when an intervertebral disc, loses its shape and compresses a spinal nerve.
- Degenerative disc disease: When your spinal disc health declines, the tissue between your vertebrae can shrink or tear, allowing the vertebrae to rub against or collapse on one another.
- Spinal stenosis: This condition is a narrowing of the spinal canal which can exert pressure on nerves. Spinal stenosis can result in numbness in the shoulders and legs.
Chronic neck and back pain is debilitating for millions of Americans. Traditional treatment methods include pain medications, chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy or surgery.
These days, many people try to avoid pain medications including opioid pain relievers because of the risk of becoming addicted. Taking these drugs, even as directed, can lead to physical and psychological dependence, as the brain gets used to the chemical changes incurred by their interference.
Florida Pain Center offers several non-surgical treatments and procedures to help reduce back pain. If you have discomfort or pain as a result of a herniated disc, muscle strains, compression issues, or other reasons, see one of our spine specialists in Miramar who can treat your problem without surgery.