The spine, located in your back, is made up of a pillar of bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are held together by muscles and ligaments. The most common cause of back pain is a strain to those muscles or ligaments. Years of bad habits and posture, lack of exercise, and improper lifting can cause strain to those muscles and ligaments. Being obese or even just over weight will increase your chances of straining those muscles and ligaments as well. Back pain can also be a result of a more-serious injury, accident, or even a disease.
Most back pain is not severe and not a medical emergency but should never be ignored. The first step is to visit your primary care physician seeking treatment. If your back pain is resistant to that initial treatment, it might be time to visit the spine specialists at KureSmart Pain Management of Dundalk, MD.
Pain in Spine
Pain in the spine refers to a widespread area, with pain manifesting itself in the back. 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).
Lower Back Pain
Your lower back does a lot work for your body. This is where your spine connects to your pelvis and is typically made up of 5 vertebrae. This part of your back does a lot of lifting, experiencing a lot of movement and strain. This leaves many people prone to injuries. The common cause of lower back pain is muscle strain from pushing or pulling or carrying heavy loads improperly. Causes for 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.
Upper and Middle Back Pain
Upper and middle back (called the thoracic spine) pain is pain that is localized below the neck and above the bottom of the rib cage. Upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain but the symptoms are similar which includes dull pain, stiff muscles, and pain that is worse at night. Upper back pain can also include pain that radiates across shoulder blades and headaches. The most common cause for upper back pain is muscle strain or arthritis. It can also be caused by poor posture, obesity, fall or injury, herniated disc, aging, or fractures.
Back Pain Treatments in Dundalk, MD
KureSmart Pain Management in Dundalk, MD strives to provide outstanding patient care and excellent service. Our pain specialists at our chronic pain relief centers can help you with your back pain. In order to treat your back pain, our back pain specialists will need to pin-point the cause of your back pain. We will then create a treatment plan to help you find relief. We specialize in minimally invasive procedures, rational medication management, and other treatment modalities for patients suffering from back pain. Improving patients’ pain level and function is our pain management doctors’ focus, with over 25 years of combined experience. Pain runs indiscriminately through all aspects of medicine. Acute pain is often a natural partner of healing. However, chronic pain has no part in healing and is an illness in itself.
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 Mills, MD, Towson, MD, Westminster, MD, White Marsh, MD as well as in Dover, DE, South Lyon, MI, and Novi, MI. Call one of our many office locations today or schedule an appointment online.
1576 Merritt Blvd., Suite 18,
Dundalk, MD 21222
Office: 443-693-PAIN (7246)