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Don’t let back pain slow you down.

Back pain can be acute (temporary) or chronic (long lasting). If you are suffering from back pain, there are a number of different possible causes and pain relief techniques.

Back pain can be felt anywhere from your neck to your pelvis.

  • It can be shooting, burning, or aching pain and can even shoot down your leg or up your neck
  • Back pain often limits your range of motion and can prevent you from standing up straight.
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What are the causes of back pain?

Your back contains a large number of nerves, joints, bones, and muscles, so the number of causes of back pain is vast. Some possibilities are muscle strain, injury, or curvature of the spine. Other culprits of back pain include:

How is it treated?

There are several different treatments and pain management techniques for back pain, most of which depend on the source of the back pain.

  • Epidural – Used for radicular lower back pain, this technique injects an anesthetic into the spinal fluid in your back
  • Spinal cord stimulation – Used to decrease pain signals sent to the brain and make feelings in the area more pleasant
  • Trigger point injections – An injection that inactivates muscle knots in your back
  • Radiofrequency ablation – The heating of nerve tissue to prevent it from sending pain signals
  • Nerve root block – A local anesthetic that prevents nerves from sending pain signals to the brain
  • Facet block – Blocks pain in the facet joints with an anti-inflammatory medication