Back pain is one of the most common health complaints among adults, and it’s definitely one of the most prevalent reasons that clients come to us for treatment at First Coast Pain.
To provide some useful information about back pain and treatments, our staff has assembled an FAQ list on back pain and pain management in Jacksonville, FL.
Q: Does back pain affect everyone?
A: Back pain does not affect everyone, but it is extremely common in both men and women. It generally develops in those aged 30 to 50 due to inactive lifestyles, being overweight, and aging.
Q: What causes back pain?
A: Back pain with no particular cause is known as non-specific pain. It can be caused by muscles, ligaments, cartilage, or nerves that are not functioning properly. Other causes include slipped discs, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis.
Q: What is sciatica?
A: Sciatica is a painful condition with intense pressure on a very specific area of the back. Its causes can be traced to a ruptured or herniated disc pressing on the sciatic nerve that runs from the spinal column down the legs. Sufferers experience shock-like or burning pain in the lower back and possibly down into the foot.
Q: How can I get relief from the pain?
A: Chiropractic treatments can be very effective in helping relieve pain. You can seek relief through treatments such as epidural steroid injections, facet injections, radiofrequency ablation, and nerve blocks, for example.