Where is your Pain?
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Pain in your cervical spine is often caused by muscle strain or soft tissue sprains of the ligaments & tendons. It can also be caused by sudden force, as in the case of whiplash. Generally these types of neck pains will improve and can go away within a few days or weeks. For many people non-surgical treatments and home remedies including heat, rest, stretching and NSAID pain relievers can ease the pain. Many patients may require physical therapy. If the neck pain continues and seemingly worsens then the pain could be related to a specific condition including cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical herniated disc, cervical stenosis or cervical arthritis, and may require x-ray-guided spinal injections or surgery.
Pain in your thoracic spine is the least common type of spinal disorder and is generally caused by muscular irritation and joint dysfunction. Non-surgical physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians can help with non-surgical options for this type of pain, using injections, and prescribing massage therapy or physical therapy. If the pain persists, then pain might be associated with a degenerated or arthritic facet requiring x-ray-guided spinal injection. Occasionally, but very rarely, there could be an injury to a disc in the upper back in the form of a herniated disc or degenerated disc, requiring surgical treatment.
Pain in your lumbar spine is the most common type of back pain, and is experienced by nearly 80% of the population. Often the pain is a result of injury, strain or overuse of the muscles, ligaments, joints or discs. The pain can also be attributed to a number of common spine conditions including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spondylolitheses, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis. Treatment options will range from non-surgical treatments focused on reducing the recurrence of pain flare-ups, such as x-ray guided spinal injections to surgery.
Pain in your Leg/Arm is a common symptom of a number of spinal conditions. The spinal cord has 31 nerves that branch off in the cervical and lumbar spine. Leg pain (lumbar radiculopathy) can be attributed to spinal conditions such as lumbar herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis and sciatica. Arm pain (cervical radiculopathy) can be attributed to spinal conditions such as cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical herniated disc, cervical osteoarthritis, cervical foraminal stenoisis. Non-surgical or surgical treatment options may be recommended.