Most people experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain can range from mild aching to burning, debilitating pain. There are several potential conditions that may cause back pain, including:
- Muscle strains and other soft tissue injuries
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine injuries
- Spinal cord compression
- Spinal instability
Strains to the muscles and ligaments in the lower back cause many cases of back pain. Issues like heavy lifting, sitting or standing for long periods of time, and sporting activities that require twisting of the lower back (like basketball, baseball, or golf) can all result in back pain.
Certain factors like excess weight, weak abdominal muscles, and a forward-tilted pelvis can increase your risk of developing back pain. Symptoms like muscle spasms, stiffness, and restricted movement often accompany back pain.
At Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, the team can determine the underlying cause of your back pain and the best options for effective pain relief.