Back Pain Management and Spine Injury
What can I do about my back pain?
Are you are suffering from
back pain, neck
pain or both? Do you have a bulging disc, a
Have you been told you need therapy, medications, injections
Low back pain has become one of the most significant
medical and socioeconomic problems in the world. Despite the
overwhelming statistics on the problem, the number of
chronic pain cases continues to grow.
Clinical Studies are emerging rapidly as the medical
community strives to address this problem. Standardizing the
evolution and care of
low back pain patients is critical. There is a need for
early, effective, target therapy for the treatment of disc
injuries. Houston Pain Management Clinic can provide relief
and possibly return you to normal lifestyle activities.
Is spine surgery right for you? When conservative methods
for low back pain are not successful, and your impairment or
disability gets worse, then it may be time to consider spine
surgery. The most common spine operation performed is a
surgical discectomy (removal of a herniated disc).
Although there are many less invasive and minimally invasive
procedures available the hard truth is that the standard
surgical discectomy, utilizing operating telescopes (not
operating microscope) and fiberoptic headlight illumination
remains the most effective and cost effective treatment
Who is most likely to
develop low back pain?
low back pain issues sometime. Men and women are
equally affected. It occurs most often between ages 30 and
50, due in part to the aging process but also as a result of
sedentary life styles with too little (sometimes punctuated
by too much) exercise. The risk of experiencing low back
pain from disc disease or spinal degeneration increases with
age. Low Back pain is the most prevalent cause of disability
in people under age 45, and of the $27 billion spent on all
musculoskeletal trauma $16 billion is spent in the
management of low back pain, more than half of that $16
billion being spent on surgical treatment.
What causes back pain?
Back pain is a symptom that can arise from many causes.
It can range from a dull, annoying ache to absolute agony.
Many cases of Back pain are caused by stresses on the
muscles and ligaments that support the spine. Sedentary jobs
and lifestyles may create a vulnerability to this type of
stress or damage. Obesity, which increases both the weight
on the spine and the pressure on the discs, is another
Strenuous sports such as football and gymnastics can also
damage the Back. What causes Low Back Pain? Low Back pain
may reflect nerve or muscle irritation or bone lesions. Most
low back pain follows injury or trauma to the Back, but
causes of low back pain may also be due to degenerative
conditions such as arthritis or disc disease, osteoporosis
or other bone diseases, viral infections, irritation to
joints and discs, or congenital abnormalities in the spine.