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How is the back structured?
If your back is in pain, it’s helpful to understand the many components involved and how they interact. At the core of your back is your spine, which is made up of 33 vertebrae that stretch from your head to your pelvis. They’re divided into five sections:
- Cervical spine (neck)
- Thoracic spine (mid back)
- Lumbar spine (low back)
- Coccyx (tailbone)
Several critical secondary players surround your spine, including discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Together, all these components work to provide the foundation for your entire body, which means that back pain can have a widespread effect on your ability to function normally.
What are the primary causes of back pain?
The most common culprits behind back pain are:
- Arthritis or other degenerative joint disorders
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- Muscle strains or sprains
These generalized conditions lead to back problems, such as:
Most back pain originates in your low back and involves nerve inflammation and irritation, which can lead to mild to severe back pain.
How is back pain treated?
The answer to this question depends upon your diagnosis. The team at FIX Medical Group works quickly to find the source of your back pain so they can get you started on a treatment plan as soon as possible.
As specialists in back pain, the team offers a number of minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments that alleviate your pain, reduce any inflammation, and promote healing, including:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Dry needling
- Chiropractic care
- Ozone therapy
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Active release technique (ART®)
The sheer number of treatments means that there’s one that will likely fit your situation and meet your needs, all while avoiding invasive and risky open surgery.
The array of options also allows the team at FIX Medical Group to start with the most conservative treatment, working their way up to more aggressive options should your pain persist.
If back pain has sidelined you, call FIX Medical Group or use the online booking feature to schedule a visit.