Chronic back pain is among the most common medical conditions that affect the general population. It is one of the main reasons for work disability and days off due to the great impact it has on physical activity which can affect socially and emotionally as well.
If you think you may have Chronic back pain or as pain for 12 weeks or longer as we refer to it, these may be the causes:
- Degenerative process
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal joint inflammation
Back pain may be categorized by time of presentation.
- Acute back pain
- Subacute back pain
- Chronic back pain
Acute pain is presented immediately and can last for days or weeks. Oral medications and conservative measures help and usually resolves on its own with no disability nor sequels.
Subacute back pain may be present for a longer period, approximately 4 to 12 weeks. This may require the continuous use of oral medications and even back support to improve mobility and physical activity. It may also be a sign of an underlying condition that may produce chronic back pain.
If you’ve been diagnosed or think you may have any of the previous conditions, feel free to contact one of our doctors. We specialize in conservative and minimally invasive procedures that may reduce your pain significantly.
Our procedures involve new biomedical devices that are implanted in an outpatient procedure that may change your life.