What is Back Pain?
Back pain is widespread and affects 80% of adults. It really is simply a symptom of an underlying condition, instead of a condition itself. For treatment, there needs to be a diagnosis for the pain.
If you are suffering from back pain in the Dallas, Rockwall, Forney, or Addison, TX, areas, we can help diagnose the root cause and develop a treatment so you can find relief.
What Causes Back Pain?
A range of conditions in your spine and surrounding area can cause back pain – some of the most common could include:
- Injury, either recent or from the past (i.e. car accident)
- Herniated or bulging disc + bone spurs
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pinched nerve
What Are The Symptoms of Back Pain?
The symptoms of your back pain will depend entirely on the cause of your pain. But it most commonly could include:
- Limited motion
- Dull, squeezing, or cramping pain
- Sharp pain in the back muscles or the hip
What Are My Treatment Options for Back Pain?
Typically, back pain will go away on its own in approximately four to five weeks. However, if the pain persists or radiates down the leg, then it may require treatment. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Callewart today.
Craig C. Callewart, M.D offers personalized treatments for alleviating pinched nerves and back pain at the source. He thinks about many different treatment types to help the patient. Since he’s treated more than 25,000 patients with back pain, he has the experience to know the best options.
The best possible treatment for your back pain is determined following an in-depth examination. It could include, but is not limited to, any of the following treatments:
- Physical therapy
- Trigger point injections, epidural injections, facet injections, botox
- Surgery to remove herniated or bulging discs
- Spinal fusions
Frequently Asked Questions About Back Pain
1. How do I know if my back pain is serious?
If your back pain is accompanied by tingling or sharp pain down the leg, inability to control your bladder, or suddenly “locks up”, then seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, we would consider back pain serious when it is chronic and lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks.
2. What’s the most common cause of back pain?
Most commonly, back pain is caused by injury from properly lifting or sitting too much, especially if your family has other members with back problems.