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About 80% Of People Will Have A Low Back Pain Episode In Their Lifetimes

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek care from a medical doctor. About 80% of people will have a low back pain episode in their lifetimes. The causes of low back pain can vary greatly and require an examination by a doctor to tease out.  Factors that increase the risk of developing low back pain include smoking, obesity, older age, female gender, physically strenuous work, sedentary work, a stressful job, job dissatisfaction and psychological factors such as anxiety or depression.

 

Most commonly back pain is mechanical in nature, or non-specific, meaning that there is not a specific disease or abnormality in the spine clearly causing the pain. Frequently however back pain may be related to a degenerating disc, arthritis,or  myofascial problems (issues affecting the muscles or ligaments surrounding the spine). Back pain that is associated with leg pain, numbness, or weakness can be due to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Rarely, back pain is caused by a potentially serious spinal condition, such as infection, fracture, or tumor, or a disorder called cauda equina syndrome, which causes weakness and bowel or bladder dysfunction as well as back pain. At El Paso Pain Center we can help figure out the cause of your back pain and which treatment method is ideally suited for you.

 

Using the latest technology we will help you determine your next course of action. Whether it be diagnostic imagery  with X-Rays or MRI, physical or aquatic therapy with our certified specialists, or diagnostic procedures including epidural injections, facet blocks, or Kyphoplasty. With our vast range of specialists, trust us to help. To schedule an appointment please call or you may also ask for advice through our blog.

 

Source:

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/low-back-pain-in-adults-beyond-the-basics\

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by Dr.Eduardo G. Vazquez

 Dr. Vazquez specializes in chronic pain management, interventional pain management, and cancer pain treatment. Dr. Vazquez is also fluent in English and Spanish and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

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