What is Severe Back Pain and How to Treat It

Back pain is a common complaint among adults, with approximately 80% of people experiencing it at some point in their lives. It can range from a mild ache to a throbbing, burning sensation that can be debilitating. In some cases, the pain may even radiate down one leg. When back pain lasts for three months or longer, it is considered chronic.

This type of pain can be especially difficult to manage if the cause is unknown. Fortunately, there are measures that can help prevent or alleviate most episodes of back pain, especially in people under 60. The most common symptom of acute back pain is a throbbing, burning, or aching sensation that comes on suddenly. It can be caused by an injury to the muscles or tendons of the back, and activities such as crouching, twisting, lifting, standing, or walking can make it worse.

If you or a loved one are experiencing back pain, it's important to see a spinal specialist for a diagnosis and care. Blood tests can detect genetic markers for some conditions that cause back pain (such as ankylosing spondylitis). With little time and home remedies such as over-the-counter pain relievers and hot and cold therapy, acute pain can start to go away quickly, in as little as two weeks.In some cases, surgery may be an option for chronic back pain if there is a known cause confirmed by imaging and if other treatments haven't helped. If you're looking for a back pain consultation, call 214-645-8300 or request an appointment online.

Marcie Macvicar
Marcie Macvicar

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