Slipped Disc Treatment For Back Pain
If you’re experiencing back pain, you’ve likely already noticed that it interferes with nearly every aspect of your life. Because your back is central and supports your entire body, walking, lifting, sleeping, or even sitting can be painful when your back is injured. Depending on the underlying cause of your pain, physical therapy, surgery, or other slipped disc treatment may be in order.
Back pain can be caused by a number of temporary or permanent conditions, including:
- muscle strains caused by heavy lifting, twisting, falls, or other injuries
- fibromyalgia, a disease that causes nerve pain in certain areas of the body among other symptoms
- herniated or slipped disc, which can result in contact between vertebrae, muscle spasms, and pinched nerves
- kidney infection; this pain often radiates to the back
- obesity, which puts additional strain on the muscles in the back
- injury to the vertebrae, such as a compression fracture
- other diseases, such as scoliosis, osteoarthritis, or osteomyelitis
The only way to determine the cause of your back pain is to see a doctor for assessment and diagnosis.
Location of Back Pain
Back pain may be located anywhere in the back, as high as the neck or as low as the tailbone. Pain related to pinched nerves can radiate down the legs. The location of your back pain can help your healthcare provider or physical therapist select the most appropriate treatment.
Treatment for Back Pain
Treatment for back pain depends on the underlying cause of the pain. In some cases, back pain may be the result of a medical condition as opposed to muscle, bone, or ligament injury in the back. In those cases, treatment is geared to alleviate the underlying cause.
When injury such as compression fracture, muscle strain, or slipped disc is suspected, treatment typically involves physical therapy or sometimes surgery.
To learn more how slipped disc treatment can alleviate your pain, call us at Santé for more information.