What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments most adults face. More than 3 million people experience back pain per year in the United States alone. So, with it being such a common issue, it is beneficial to understand what could be causing your back pain.

By far, the most common form of back pain is pain caused by muscle strain or sprain. This can occur during an injury, or as a result of increased exercise. This type of back pain generally is refered to as “self healing,” requiring no surgical or advanced treatment.

Though not as common, a percentage of back pain sufferers each year are actually suffering from more serious lower back conditions. Some of the most common conditions include:

Back pain caused by one of these common conditions can be debilitating. Often, patients experience symptoms like burning, tingling, weakness, radiating pain, localized pain, sharp shooting pain and more.

For any person suffering from severe or chronic lower back pain, we recommend seeing your doctor immediately. This can assist you in determining whether you are suffering from a muscle-related self-healing pain, or a condition-caused pain that will require additional treatment.

If you have already been diagnosed with one of the most common low back conditions we see and treat, or a debilitating less common condition, contact us today to see if we may be able to assist you in finding the relief that you deserve.

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