Back Pain

 

 

Low back pain can originate from injuries of the soft tissue structures, muscles, ligaments, spinal joints, discs or vertebrae. Back pain may have a sudden onset and be acute or become chronic. It can change in its presentation from person to person based upon the anatomy and location of the injury. The pain can be localized or radiate into the legs, upper back or hips. Patients can feel the pain with certain activities or positions. It can be sharp, piercing, burning, or dull. The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and all are capable of producing pain.

 

 

Risk factors (DON'TS) for developing low back pain include: poor posture, repetitive motion, prolonged sitting/ standing, smoking, poor nutrition, and incorrect bending, lifting, and twisting.

 

Treatment modalities are dependent upon the source of the pain. Dr. Desai offers many interventional techniques for the alleviation of the pain dependent upon the diagnoses.