How can I tell what kind of back pain I have?
Your physician will take a thorough medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a physical exam in order to accurately diagnose the cause of back pain. Sometimes diagnostic tests—such as X-rays, MRI scans, or diagnostic injections—are needed when trying to locate or confirm the underlying cause of pain.
What is the most common type of back pain?
Sprains and strains in the back Spraining or straining your back is the most common type of back injury. These injuries can happen acutely (suddenly) or slowly over time. Strains often occur from twisting or pulling a muscle or tendon in your back.
When should I be worried about back pain?
If your back pain is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, head to your closest emergency room because you could be dealing with a more serious condition or injury: Sudden spike in pain, discomfort, weakness or numbness. Loss of bladder function. High fever.
What type of back pain is most common?
Muscle and Ligament Sprains. While it’s definitely more common to sprain or strain a muscle or ligament in your ankle,it can also happen in your back.
What are some natural remedies for back pain?
Take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a thin cloth or towel.
What are the differences between acute and chronic back pain?
What types of doctors help with back pain?
Primary care providers are often the first port of call for patients when back pain strikes,and generally include: Primary care physicians (Family practice doctors,Internists,Obstetricians,Gynecologists,Pediatricians) Chiropractors