When a person is dealing with chronic back pain, it can feel like they are alone. Statistics show a different story. It’s estimated that throughout their lives 93 percent of people on this planet are going to have to deal with some form of back pain. The vast majority of these individuals are dealing with acute pain. This means that within a few days or weeks, the condition that’s causing their pain will go away. For other individuals, seeking orthopedic services may be the only way that they are going to be able to get control over their pain and start living a higher quality of life.
It Can Affect Anyone
There is no set profile for an individual who is experiencing back pain. It can strike individuals who enthusiastically hit the gym every day. Or it can strike individuals who spend the majority of their day sitting in a chair. When the pain strikes, it can be sudden and severe. It’s not until a person is dealing with back pain that they understand just how much they use their back muscles throughout their everyday life. Orthopedic services can help a person dealing with this pain to understand why they have their symptoms and develop a comprehensive plan to make it disappear.
What Causes Back Pain?
There are a number of reasons why a person may be experiencing pain in their back. What is true is that as an individual ages, the likelihood of them experiencing back pain increases. For a number of people, having a desk job that requires them to slouch over a computer all day is a major contributing factor.
Other individuals, especially those that have a sedentary lifestyle, experience pain because of lack of exercise, poor diet, and being overweight. When a person is overweight, they have a lot of excess fat around their midsection. This pulls on their back muscles and makes them weaker and more susceptible to injury.
Orthopedic services can help an individual determine if their back pain is a symptom of a minor adjustment that needs to be corrected, or if it is the result of a more serious condition, such as sciatica.
Since your back is such of a complicated structure, it can be difficult for you to identify the source of your pain as well as a practical solution to your issue on your own. If you would like to learn more about your possible solutions, we warmly invite you to visit the office of Craig C. Callewart, MD PA to learn more. We are conveniently located in Dallas and Addison, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!