Craig C. Callewart, M.D. understands how back pain can affect the overall quality of life. We are passionate about helping our patients reclaim wellness and comfort with the latest, and most effective treatments for alleviating back pain and addressing underlying conditions. Back pain is a very common concern that affects many adults and adolescents. If you are suffering from back pain in the Dallas or Addison, TX, areas, we can help you find relief.
About Back Pain
Back pain can cause your brain confusion due to the fact that it can cause one area of your body to hurt when in fact it is another area of the body that is the source – far removed from the pain. This is known as referred pain. When this occurs, oftentimes the pain derives from a pinched nerve in the neck, mid-back, or lower area of the spine.
Back pain caused by referred pain or a pinched nerve can cause various symptoms including:
Typically, back pain can go away on its own in approximately four to five weeks. However, if the pain persists or should it radiate down the leg, it may require treatment. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Callewart should you not see a recovery or improvement from back pain after the aforementioned time period.
Types of Nerves
There are three different types of nerves. These include:
- Sensory nerves- Senses and reports sensations from the skin to the brain
- Motor Nerves- Controls muscle movements
- Autonomic Nerves- Controls internal functions such as digestion, cardiac rhythm, and respiration.
Nerve Pinching Causes
Nerve pinching that leads to back pain can be a result of a slipped disc, bulging discs, herniated discs, or even a calcium deposit that can cause a bone spur to form on the nerve. In the medical field, the process of the disc joint declining is referred to as degeneration of the disc. When nerves in the middle or lower back become pinched it can manifest as:
- Kidney pain
- Hip pain
- Thigh pain
- Leg pain
- Foot pain
Pinched nerves in the lower back can also lead to leg cramps that commonly occur at night, restless leg syndrome, difficulty balancing, difficulty urinating, or trouble walking.
Craig C. Callewart, M.D offers personalized treatments for alleviating pinched nerves and back pain at the source. We take a multifaceted approach in order to achieve optimal results.
Following in-depth examination, the best possible treatment for your specific needs is determined. If you are suffering from back pain in the Dallas or Addison, TX, areas, reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!