Back and Leg Pain
Back pain is a common reason for patients to seek medical care. Most people experience back pain in one form or another, and there are many potential causes. Back pain can be divided into 2 broad categories:
Acute back pain is severe and has been going on for a short period of time.
Have you ever “thrown your back out,” or woken up with a back ache? Many of us have, and this is most commonly due to a muscle strain or overuse.
Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles of the core and back can protect you from another back injury.
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Chronic back pain usually occurs every day over months or years.
Pain can be severe, but is often described as stiffness, achy, burning, and/or fatigue. Chronic back pain has multiple causes, including degenerative arthritis, muscle fatigue, and nerve compression.
Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles of the core and back can be an effective treatment. When nerve compression is involved, other treatments are often necessary.
For more information, and to learn about other causes of Chronic back pain, click here.
Nicholas Schroeder, MD
Dr. Nicholas Schroeder is a orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Schroeder.