Residents of Camden and Cherry Hill experience many different types of back pain, i.e. sciatica, lower back pain, chronic back pain, and middle back pain, and each has its own kind of symptoms. Each condition requires you protocol to relieve the low back pain.
Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms. Most people feel that sciatica is a medical back problem which it’s not. Sciatica is a symptom of a back problem, in some instances the problem itself can be a lumbar stenosis and this is the problem that has to be dealt with.
Symptoms of Low Back Pain
Lower back pain symptoms may include muscle spasms comprised of cramps and stiffness; and pain predominantly in the back and the buttocks, or it may be leg pain. The pain may come on suddenly or it can build up over time. Some of the pain can be further aggravated when you sneeze or cough or when passing stool. Some people will talk about having shooting pain.
Acute lower back pain is generally said to be a sharp pain or a dull pain, as opposed to chronic lower back pain which is said to be a deep dull ache, or a burning pain found in one part of the back and travels down into the legs. There can also be some tingling, numbness, or a sensation of pins and needles found in the legs. Chronic pain does not allow for any regular activities as the pain may cause it to be impossible to work even when there is no manual labor involved. Chronic lower back pain can be caused by a previous injury thought to be healed, damage to nerves, or by arthritis.
The middle back is that area of the spine that falls between the neck and below the rib cage. Pain in this area can feel as if you were being stabbed with a knife. The ribs are very much involved because they are attached to this area. There may be a great deal of pain from the front of the ribs, or the pain may radiate from the side. In order to make a proper diagnosis of middle back pain, the doctor may use X-ray, CT scans, MRI, or a myelogram. Sometimes a bone scan needs to be made in order to diagnosis your middle back pain. The back pain specialists at the Atlantic Spine and Joint Institute are highly skilled to treat the residents of Cherry Hill, Camden and Haddon Township, NJ to provide back pain relief.
For patients suffering from chronic back pain, Vax-D therapy has proven to be an all natural therapy that is non-invasive and used to relieve chronic neck and back pain suffering. Under the guidance of a computer the spine is distracted, thereby relieving the discs and spinal nerves of pressure so that the back will be able to heal itself.
After you have seen your doctor or healthcare professional, and all tests that were needed to be done have been done, the doctor will offer a diagnosis and a solution to ending your back pain, whether it is lower back pain, middle back pain, sciatic pressure pain, acute or chronic back pain. It will then be up to you to make a determination, and to check with your insurance carrier to be sure that your insurance will cover whatever therapy is needed. The courteous professional staff at the Atlantic Spine and Joint Institute are happy to assist you so you can get relief from your back pain symptoms.