Spinal Pain and Treatment

by | May 22, 2019 | Pain Management

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Millions of people suffer from ongoing back and spine pain- Jacksonville residents not excluded. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability in those under the age of 45. There are many conditions and occurrences that can cause spinal pain, and the course of treatment will depend entirely on such cause.

Spinal pain often happens due to something being ‘off’ in the joints, discs, and/or muscles of the back surrounding the spine. This can be because of slipped, herniated, or bulging discs, which often negatively impact the nerves of the spinal cord. Any of these will cause limited mobility and/or pain associated with moving. Poor posture and pain in the neck are known to have a strong relationship with back pain, and correcting this can often provide at least some degree of immediate relief.

Spinal pain can also manifest as a result of degenerative disc disease, in which the discs of the spin- or the “shock absorbers”- begin to shrink, weaken, and tear. Degenerative disc disease is more common in older individuals as part of the body’s natural aging process. Inflammation, bone disease, and traumatic accidents are also common causes of spine pain.

To treat spine pain Jacksonville area Riverside Pain Physicians will first conduct diagnostic examinations and assessments to determine the cause. After diagnosis, the physician and clinic staff can perform a variety of treatments- options which will be discussed with the patient in detail. While some individuals may be prescribed exercises and physical therapy to treat their pain, others may require more advanced care, such as receiving steroid injections, taking prescription medication, and undergoing a surgical procedure.

If you’re experiencing spine pain Jacksonville Riverside Pain Physicians are here to help. Contact today to schedule your consultation and get answers to all of your spinal pain questions.

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