Back pain may often be attributed to complex origins and symptoms, and it does not discriminate. It can originate from identified muscle trauma, or an unknown non-traumatic event. As a result of the natural wear and tear that occurs with aging, certain parts of the spine start to degenerate and wear out, as we grow older. This process makes some of the anatomic structures of the spine, the bones, intervertebral discs, ligaments, and muscles less flexible and less resistant to injury.
Low back pain may also begin in other regions of the body and eventually attack the muscles or other structures in the lower back. Sometimes low back pain may even begin in the nerves or nervous system. Other origins for low back pain are post neural difficulties, congenital disorders, trauma, infections, degenerative disorders, inflammatory diseases, circulatory disorders or any of other 30 additional causes.
It is often difficult for physicians to pinpoint the exact cause of a patient’s low back pain, because of the complex composition of the human spine. Bone, discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons and various other tissues are arranged like a three-dimensional puzzle to make up the spine. The complex make up can easily mask the exact cause of low back pain.
In addition, depression, anxiety, frustration, reinforcement, stress, anger, fear and many other psychological states may contribute to the onset or continuation of spine pain. These conditions may be a reaction to prolonged pain or may exist concurrently with pain. The emotional component may complicate the diagnosis of spine pain, which may result in needless surgery, disability and may sometimes mask the underlying physical causes of pain.
At Center for Spine Care, we are dedicated to diagnosing the cause of the patient’s back or related leg pain. Once a diagnosis is made, Treatment Options will be reviewed.
Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.