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If you are suffering from back pain, no ordinary physician will do! You need a back specialist. A back specialist can diagnose your condition properly and give you the best possible treatment for your back. If you need a back specialist in Fort Worth, contact Dr. Anil Kesani of Spine MD. Dr. Kesani can get you back to normal ASAP!
What Causes Back Pain?
Common causes of back pain include pain in the discs, facet joints, or the SI joints. These can then manifest themselves as back pain or back pain with leg pain, which is sciatica. Common symptoms of back pain include pain in the back as a result of muscular spasms or pain down the leg, which can cause numbness, the feeling of pins and needles, and or weakness. Rarely associated with back pain are other problems associated with continence.
Sciatica is where the nerves in your spine that come down your legs have been pinched. Sciatic nerve compression is usually caused by a disc prolapse, although sometimes, it can be caused by a small piece of bone and disc in a combination causing pressure on the nerve.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
The symptom of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is when the bunch of nerves that run down your leg is pinched as a result of the facets, which are overgrown, as well as a disc prolapse. In sciatica, a single nerve is pinched, whereas Lumbar Spinal Stenosis gives rise to a lot more pain because most of the nerves are pinched.
Arthritis in back pain can be broken down into two categories:
Osteoarthritis: This is commonly seen as we get older. Osteoarthritis affects the facet joints as well as the discs.
Inflammatory Arthritis: This kind of arthritis is preset when a lot of inflammation affects the disc and the facets, and this is commonly associated with common conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Why Can Back Pain Start Suddenly
One of the reasons that people experience sudden back pain is because of the many tears that they get in their discs. All of us get little tears in our discs, which we can get with any activity in our day-to-day living. Sometimes, these tears can form a larger disc tear. This causes a lot of back spasms, and sometimes, these tears are large enough to cause a disc to bulge or prolapse, and that's when you get sciatica associated with it.
Is There a Link Between Posture and Back Pain?
Good posture is very important to ensure that back pain doesn't last very long. For example, sitting a very deep sofa or in a very slouched position can cause and prolong back pain, especially if it's repeated all the time. Similarly, if you are in a seated position for more than 20 minutes to a half-hour on end, this can be quite the cause of back pain.
If you need a back specialist in Fort Worth, contact Dr. Anil Kenasi of Spine MD. We'll figure out your problem and customize the best treatment plan for your needs.