If you consider the enormous responsibility of your back in supporting your body and facilitating movement, it should come as no surprise that back pain is incredibly common. In fact, it’s the primary driver behind missed work in the United States. As a team equipped with qualified pain management specialists, Broward Specialty Group understands the impact back pain can have and works with their patients to resolve it. To learn more, call the office in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, or Pompano Beach, Florida, or request an appointment online today.
Your back is arguably the hardest working area of your body, keeping you upright and providing you with the ability to move. At the heart of it all are 33 vertebrae, which run the length of your back and fall into five sections:
Helping your vertebrae function is a complex system of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that provide support and allow a range of motion.
In addition to support and mobility, your spine also acts as the primary conduit for your nerves between your brain and the rest of your body.
Because of its complexity, your back is susceptible to problems that can strike your vertebrae, your soft tissue, or your nerves (usually in combination).
The most common causes of back pain include:
This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the scope of issues that can cause you back pain.
Your back is almost always working, whether you’re turning over in your sleep or stacking wood, and most back pain is rooted in one of two things:
Acute injuries typically cause sprains and fractures. Such injuries can occur as a result of a trauma or accident, or simply pushing your back beyond its limits.
One of the leading causes of back pain is years of wear and tear that take their toll on your discs, which separate your vertebrae.
These discs provide crucial cushioning to your bones, and when these deteriorate, your surrounding nerves can become irritated, causing anything from mild to severe pain.
The team at Broward Specialty Group has many tools in their arsenal that are highly effective in fighting back pain, considering the nature of your condition and your goals for treatment.
Your provider may suggest one or more of the following treatments:
To find a solution that helps you regain pain-free movement, call Broward Specialty Group to get started. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online.