Back Pain

Pivotal Health and Wellness

Regenerative Medicine located in Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, Florida

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Most adults suffer from back pain at least once in their lifetime. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness in Greenacres, Florida, is committed to helping men and women prevent, overcome, and recover from debilitating back pain. Call or go online today to find out more.

Back Pain Q & A

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What causes back pain?

There are many different causes of back pain, including underlying medical conditions, strain, and poor posture. These can cause short, acute bouts of back pain or more severe and enduring back pain.  

Underlying medical conditions

It doesn’t matter how balanced your diet and lifestyle are, sometimes underlying medical conditions can lead to severe back pain. These include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Skeletal complications
  • Ligament and muscle strain
  • Damaged discs
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney problems

Physical strain

Long-lasting pain stems from a series of factors. Physical strain is one of the most common, and generally originates from any of the following:

  • Heavy or improper lifting
  • Injuries, fractures, or falls
  • Muscle tension or spasms
  • Sudden movements

Posture

You should listen when people tell you to sit up straight and stop hunching over your computer. Correct posture is one of the most successful ways to avoid back pain. Posture-related sources of back pain include:

  • Excessive stretching
  • Long, uninterrupted drives
  • Bending over, sitting, or standing for long periods of time
  • Poor sleeping position
  • Hunching over your computer
  • Twisting your body in uncomfortable positions

What does back pain feel like?

Back pain often makes the slightest movement difficult. It can also make staying seated or standing up feel like an insurmountable task. Back pain typically travels up and down your spine and, as a result, can cause complications in other parts of your body.

For example, back pain can spread all the way down to your toes by way of the legs, ankles, and buttocks. This can mean that your back problems affected your sciatic nerve, which travels all the way down the leg.

Back pain can also induce:

  • High fever
  • Numbness around the anus and genitals
  • Bladder issues
  • Chronic pain in adjacent areas
  • Inflammation or swelling

Who is prone to back pain?

Back pain can affect anyone. However, you’re more likely to suffer from back pain if you are:

  • Over 30 years old
  • Lacking a regular exercise regimen
  • Overweight
  • Suffering from a disease or psychological condition
  • Pregnant

The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness is committed to both helping you understand your weaknesses and finding effective preventions to back pain.

How do you treat back pain?

The most effective way to treat back pain is to build muscles in the surrounding areas for support and to develop a healthy lifestyle that balances nutrition and exercise.

More severe back pain can require medical attention. In these cases, you may need:  

  • Physical therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Chiropractic care

Contact the team at Pivotal Health and Wellness today by phone or online to learn more about how you can prevent and eliminate back pain.