What Are the Common Causes of Back Pain?


Back pain can be exceptionally frustrating and debilitating, preventing many people from working, sleeping, and simply enjoying all that life has to offer. At Pain Zero – with convenient locations in New Albany and Westerville, OH – our pain management team is highly experienced in the complex nature of back pain disorders and is committed to helping patients regain control of their lives with a full range of orthopedic interventions and pain therapies. To effectively treat and relieve back pain, it’s important to first understand what may be causing the patient’s symptoms. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most common causes of back pain and discuss how interventional pain management can help you get the rapid, reliable, long-lasting back pain relief you deserve.

Why does my back hurt?

Back pain can vary greatly from person to person. While some patients may experience acute, sharp back pain that appears suddenly, others develop a constant, dull pain gradually over time. The lower back is most frequently affected, though some people have pain in their mid-back and/or upper back. Just as the nature of back pain is highly variable, the causes of back pain are also unique to each patient. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Injury
  • Overuse
  • Sprain or strain
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stress fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle

What’s the most effective treatment for back pain?

To determine the most appropriate back pain treatment for you, our team will first perform a comprehensive evaluation to better understand the nature of your back pain, as well as what factors may be contributing to your back pain symptoms. This may include a physical exam, imaging studies, and other diagnostic tools. Based on the findings of this evaluation, we will recommend a customized back pain treatment plan for you.

How can I avoid surgery for back pain?

Many people assume that surgery is their only option for effectively treating back pain. In reality, less invasive alternatives to back surgery can actually provide remarkable relief and offer the added benefits of a more convenient procedure and a quicker recovery period. If we determine that you are a good candidate for orthopedic intervention and back pain management, he may recommend one of the following nonsurgical and/or minimally invasive back pain treatment options:

Additionally, our team can help you to identify certain behavioral modifications or lifestyle changes that may provide further relief from your symptoms and prevent subsequent episodes of back pain. By pinpointing the underlying cause of your back pain and addressing both structural issues and painful symptoms through minimally invasive and nonsurgical techniques, our expert team can help you start enjoying your favorite activities more comfortably than ever.

Kick back pain to the curb with orthopedic pain management in Central Ohio

If you’re tired of back pain interfering with your daily routines but prefer to avoid the risks of invasive back surgery, we can help. To learn more about your options for orthopedic intervention and back pain management, call either of our Columbus-area offices in Westerville and New Albany, OH to schedule your one-on-one consultation with our leading interventional pain management experts today.

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