Back pain is a common ailment. Though treating acute pain at home with over-the-counter medications and rest is often possible, you should see a specialist if your condition does not improve. Unabated back pain could signal the start of chronic problems or be a symptom of a severe condition. If you are suffering from back pain, contact the board certified and fellowship trained physicians at Carolinas Pain Center.

When Should You See a Back Pain Doctor?

You should also be aware of signs that tell you it is time to seek back pain treatment from a physician.

Some symptoms, such as extreme numbness or a sudden loss of feeling in arms or legs, may require emergency medical care.

When Should You See a Back Pain Doctor

What Are The Causes of Back Pain?

Back pain can be due to injury or chronic conditions. Here is a look at the possible causes.

Chronic Ailments

  • Arthritis, which causes painful inflammation of the joints between each vertebra
  • Osteoporosis, which makes bones brittle, weak, and prone to cracks and breaks
  • Obesity, which puts extra weight on the vertebrae, muscles, and tendons in the back
  • Spondylitis, which is an infection of the back joints
  • Spinal stenosis, which compresses the nerves around the spine

Acute Ailments

  • Muscle or tendon strains caused by lifting, twisting, falling, other trauma, repetitive motions, or poor posture
  • Nerve compression or inflammation due to a bulging or ruptured disc (which provides a cushion between vertebrae).  See Sciatica Pain Treatment 
  • Fractures or ligament tears caused by trauma
  • Pain from kidney problems, gallbladder stones, or certain cancers

Lower Back Pain Treatments in Charlotte, NC

Spine pain treatment options vary depending on your condition and the nature of your injury. While medications and procedures are often helpful, physical therapy is frequently part of a chronic back pain treatment plan. Here is a look at back pain treatment options.

If other lower and upper back pain treatment options fail, surgery could be necessary. Procedures could include implanting a disc, removing compressed vertebrae, or fusing part of the spine.

Contact Carolinas Pain Center for BACK Pain Treatment in Denver, NC, Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC

Back pain can start for different reasons, and treatments should balance relieving pain with treating any root causes for the discomfort and preventing further problems. At Carolinas Pain Center offers the kind of multidisciplinary, individualized approach necessary for back pain treatment. If you are suffering from back pain that will not go away with at-home treatment, make an appointment today to start on the path to shoulder pain relief