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Chicago back pain help

One of the most prevalent types of pain is back pain. In fact, eight out of ten people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime, according to statistics by the National Institute of Health. However, the reason for back pain can be difficult to pinpoint because the causes are so numerous. Sometimes several factors may be working together to cause back pain. Here are five of the most common reasons for back pain.

1. Mechanical problems

Back pain that results from mechanical problems is usually associated with disc degeneration or rupture, back spasms and muscle tension. All of these symptoms are considered mechanical back problems because they have to do with the movement of the back. Dysfunction of one or more of the 24 moveable bones can be responsible for decreased range of motion.

2. Injury

Injuries such as strains, sprains and fractures are often the culprit of back pain. Sports or exercise injuries due to improper form can also cause pain and discomfort. Work injuries, vehicle accidents and sudden slips and falls are very common ways back injuries occur.

3. Conditions

Many times back pain occurs as a symptom of an underlying condition. Some of the most common conditions associated with back pain include fibromyalgia, scoliosis, herniated and bulging discs, spinal stenosis, bursitis, diabetic neuropathy and arthritis.

 4. Lifestyle

A person’s lifestyle can induce back pain. Repetitive overuse injuries due to lifting are the most common. Smoking and obesity may also be culprits, which is why it is most important that a comprehensive history is taken during your evaluations. Changing the way you live today, will lead to a healthier tomorrow.

5. Infection or tumor

Although rare, infections or tumors are still very important to consider. These conditions, when left undiagnosed, can lead to sever illnesses and unbearable pain.

At Advanced Physical Medicine’s Chicago clinic we get to the root of your back pain and offer several different types of treatment. Our back pain treatment includes in-office gluteus medius bursae injections under ultrasound guidance, trigger point injections, physical therapy, spinal decompression, trigger point therapy, medicinal management, therapeutic massages and acupuncture. Our physicians create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your evaluation. If your back pain is interfering with your daily life, contact us today.

About Us

Advanced Physical Medicine is a multi-disciplinary wellness clinic that offers pain management and rehabilitation to patients in Chicagoland and beyond. When it comes to healthcare, APM utilizes a variety of different specialists including medical doctors, podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors and neurosurgeons to make joint decisions regarding the best treatment for you. Each treatment plan is tailored specifically according to your needs. You see, at APM, we treat you as a person, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today and experience the difference with APM. We look forward to talking to you.