Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek care from both their medical doctors and chiropractors. The pain can affect many areas of your spine:
One of the keys to effectively treating back pain is determining the source of the pain. A back pain specialist in Roseville, MN will be able to effectively determine the source of your back pain. One of the easiest ways to explain this is to categorize back pain as either mechanical back pain or nerve root pain. For simplicity in this article we will utilize examples of lower back pain when discussing these two categories.
Mechanical back pain is by far the most common form of back pain. In the lower back, this is going to cause localized lower back pain. There can be radiation of symptoms to the leg but this typically does not travel past the knee. In addition, leg symptoms usually are not of the quality of a numbness or tingling. In many cases, mechanical lower back pain will worsen when standing and can actually feel better when leaning forward or sitting.
The second category of back pain, nerve root pain has a different symptom presentation. The pain can be localized in the lower back but the pain that radiates to the leg usually travels past the knee and can travel to the foot. Conversely, the leg pain is commonly a numbness or tingling. Also, the lower back pain and leg pain in nerve root pain will worsen with sitting and bending forward. A common reason for nerve root pain involves either a bulging or herniated disk. Which category of back pain do you believe you are experiencing?
If it important to seek treatment from back pain specialists in Roseville, MN as they can effectively treat both mechanical back pain and nerve root pain. A chiropractor is an excellent specialist for the treatment of back pain. If you want to feel better faster and are seeking effective back pain relief, call our office today at 651-779-5998 for a no-obligation free consultation.
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