Over 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, and many have such severe pain that they can’t work or even walk. If you live with severe back pain, Martin Quiroga DO, MBA, and Eduardo Otero Loperena, MD, at Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine in Warren, Michigan, can help. Their team provides expert diagnoses and innovative treatments to alleviate your back pain and restore your quality of life. Call the office or request a consultation online today if you’re tired of living with back pain.
Many conditions and factors contribute to back pain, causing inflammation and nerve compression.
Your back pain could be due to an injury, such as a muscle strain, connective tissue sprains, or compression fracture. Herniated spinal discs are also common back injuries.
Osteoarthritis is another common cause of back pain. Degenerative disc disease and osteoporosis can also increase your risk of back pain.
Many people have back pain due to abnormalities in their spine, pelvis, or hips. For example, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction are prevalent causes of back pain.
Your lifestyle also affects your risk of back pain. If you spend your days slouched at a desk staring at a computer, you may be combining a relatively sedentary lifestyle with poor posture. Even if you’re physically active and lift or move heavy objects, your chances of developing back pain increase.
In many cases, a combination of these factors is the root cause of your back pain. Your lifestyle and posture issues can increase your risk of injury or intensify the symptoms of a skeletal irregularity.
If you overdo it at the gym or sustain a mild injury, your pain should subside with a few days of rest and at-home care. If, instead, your pain persists or even worsens, call Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine to schedule an appointment.
You should set up a consultation immediately if your back pain follows an injury or is so severe that you have trouble walking or moving. Additionally, if you have any signs of nerve damage like numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness, contact Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine immediately.
After evaluating your condition and diagnosing the root cause of your back pain, your provider creates a personalized treatment program to alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life.
Depending on your needs, your program might include:
In some cases, your provider might recommend surgery to address herniated discs, spinal fractures, or other correctable spinal irregularities.
You don’t have to live with back pain. Call Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine or book an appointment online today.