At KureSmart Pain Management in Annapolis, MD, back pain is a common complaint among our patients especially age 35-55 years of age but can affect people of all ages. Back pain is the number one reason people miss work, go to the doctor and cause for disability all over the world. It can come on suddenly by an injury or traumatic event or can simply be caused due to years of bad habits. Other causes of back pain include:
- A serious fall or car accident
- Muscle and ligament strain
- Herniated Discs
- Irregular Curvature of the spine
- Muscle tension
- Frequent sneezing or coughing when you’re very sick
- Poor posture
- A number of illnesses or diseases such as: spine cancer, Cauda equina syndrome, infections (including pelvic inflammatory disease and spine, bladder, and kidney infections), shingles, or sleep disorders.
- Everyday activities that put too much stress on your back and neck including lifting heavy items, bending or twisting awkwardly, pushing or pulling or carrying heavy loads, standing for a long period of time, sitting at your computer too long, or driving for long periods of time.
Types of Back Pain
Upper and Middle Back Pain – Most upper and middle back pain is caused by poor posture. Years of sitting with a rounded back with shoulders hunched forward can cause too much strain on your back muscles. In today’s time, it’s hard to have a job that doesn’t involve sitting at a computer where it’s easy to adopt bad habits of sitting like this. It can also be caused by improper carrying and lifting of heavy items, trauma or injury causing muscle strain, or Scoliosis. In order to treat your upper and middle back pain (mid-back pain), our Annapolis, MD back pain specialists will need to pinpoint the cause of your back pain.
Lower Back Pain – Lower back pain is very widespread and very hard to diagnose and therefore, treat. Everyone has most likely experienced lower back pain at some point in their life. It can be a pain that comes on gradually or one that is sharp and sudden below the waist. The common cause of lower back pain is muscle strain from pushing or pulling or carrying heavy loads improperly. Other causes of lower back pain may include a pinched nerve, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and spondylolisthesis, where one vertebra slides over another. Rare cases of lower back pain may be caused by bacterial infections or tumors.
Pain in Spine – Pain in the spine can be isolated to one of the following regions, or present in several or all of them: Cervical (neck region), Thoracic (middle back), Lumbar (lower back), Sacral (hip/pelvic area). As with all back pain, pain in the spine can only be treated when the cause of the pain is discovered. The back pain specialists at KureSmart Pain Management Annapolis, MD are here to help you locate the cause and treat your pain in the spine.
When To Visit KureSmart Pain Management in Annapolis for Back Pain
Back pain is usually not a medical emergency. But if your symptoms are persistent and they are coupled with other bodily changes, fever, swelling, heat or redness, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a back pain specialist at our Annapolis, MD office. Bodily changes include (but are not limited to) numbness, weakened muscles, pain that worsens at night, or abdominal pain. It’s also time to make an appointment when typical home remedies, such as rest, ice and common pain relievers do not help with your pain at all.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are suffering from persistent back pain, it’s time to let the back pain specialists at KureSmart Pain Management help you find some relief. We serve patients in Annapolis, MD, Chestertown, MD, Easton, MD, Fort Washington, MD, Glen Burnie, MD, Kent Island, MD, Laurel, MD, Leonardtown, MD, Olney, MD, Bowie, MD, Waldorf, MD, Dundalk, MD, Dunkirk, MD, Germantown, MD, Catonsville, MD, Mt. Airy, MD, Owings Mill, MD as well as in Dover, DE, and Novi, MI. Call one of our many office locations today or schedule an appointment online.