Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems, affecting up to 8 in 10 people. While most back pain responds to at-home treatment, it’s crucial to seek professional help if your symptoms persist or worsen. At Physician’s Group, LLC, an auto accident clinic, the team of experienced providers provides comprehensive care for back pain. To make an appointment, call the nearest office at our 27 convenient locations in Auburndale, Bradenton, Brandon, Palmetto, Ft Myers, Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, Orange Park, Lakeland, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Sebring, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Temple Terrace, FL and Brooklyn Park, Robbinsdale, Minneapolis, Richfield and St Paul, MN.
At the center of your back is your spine, which is made up of 33 vertebrae that run from the base of your skull down to your buttocks.
A series of discs separate your vertebrae, providing cushioning and shock absorption. Additionally, there are critical soft tissue components, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
These tissues support your spine and allow for a wide range of motion, but they may experience injury due to trauma or general wear-and-tear. When that occurs, a common symptom is back pain.
The most common causes of back pain include:
Most muscle and ligament strains or tears qualify as acute injuries and are usually the result of heavy lifting or twisting.
The discs found between your vertebrae may cause back pain, especially if they herniate or bulge, irritating the nerves in the area. This condition often develops over time as your discs succumb to general wear-and-tear.
Arthritis is a group of more than 100 different conditions that cause joint inflammation and stiffness. Several types of arthritis increase your risk of back pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.
As you age, your bones may begin to lose mass, especially if you’re a woman. A loss of bone density can lead to nerve decompression and/or porous bones that are more likely to break.
Some people are born with spine abnormalities, such as scoliosis, which cause back pain.
At Physicians Group, LLC, the team uses in-house diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and scans to identify the cause of your back pain.
Once your provider identifies the underlying problem, they develop a custom care plan. Depending on your age, symptoms, and medical history, they might recommend:
Your Physicians Group, LLC provider works to find a solution that complements your body’s healing process, helping you achieve lasting relief from back pain.
Don’t let back pain keep you from the things you love. Make an appointment at Physicians Group, LLC by calling the nearest office or booking online today.