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The Facts About Back Pain and When to See a Back or Spine Specialist

Back pains are one of the most common health-related complaints of each and every individual all over the world, and these are common to the people with ages of thirty-five to fifty-five years old, which is why it is much advisable to the people who are still in their younger years to take care of their body, especially their back part, in order to avoid any health conditions that may be the risk for any developments of certain diseases. Medical practitioners have discovered that the pain in the back that are felt by each individuals may be due to their muscles, ligaments and bones of their back, and they found out that the cause of the pain in the lower back may be due to their spinal cord and nerves, bony lumbar spine, the discs between each vertebra, lower back muscles, abdomen, pelvic internal organs, ligaments around the spine and discs and the skin in the lumbar area, while for the upper back pains, it may be caused by spine inflammation, disorders of the aorta and tumors on the chest. The common risk factors of the pain in the back may include sedentary lifestyle, stressful work or jobs, pregnancy, age, depression, anxiety, overweight or obesity, gender specifically the females, strenuous physical work and exercises and smoking, and the common signs and symptoms includes difficulty of urinating, incontinence of urinating and defecating, pain on the legs up to the knees, inflammation or swelling of the back, weight loss, persistent back pain, numbness on the genital, anal and buttocks area, and fever.

Usually, people would drink some pain reliever medications as their first step, but if it may not help you and if symptoms will continue to persist and be evident, you should definitely go see a doctor who is a specialist in that certain part of the body, and they are called as back or spine specialist, and they will definitely be able to diagnose the real deal for the cause of the pain on your back by doing some diagnostic test and equipment, to be able to know the appropriate treatment to be done for your condition. The common surgical procedures for the spine that are done by a spine surgeon includes discectomy, partial removing of the vertebra, artificial disc insertion and insertion of gone graft, but this kind of remedy and treatment is very rare to be suggested by a spine and back specialist but if the pain is really sever and a nerve compression is the cause for that which will basically lead to muscle weakness, then a spine surgery will be suggested and recommended for treatment. There are a lot of good and efficient spine specialist and surgeon all over the world, and the people who wants to find the best one in their local area can look for them through the use of the internet, local newspapers and magazines, phone directories or from the word of mouth and recommendation of friends and families.

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