Is This Back Pain Serious? Part 1

Unfortunately, over 80 percent of the planet’s population will suffer from back pain at a certain point in their lives. In a majority of the cases, this pain is caused by sore muscles, and it fades with time and rest. However, back pain can be an indicator of more serious issues like tumors, fractures, and infections. At the Spine Institute of North America, we know the signs of these serious issues. In the next few blogs, we will share signs that your back pain is more than just a tweaked muscle and you need medical attention immediately.

Back Pain + Tingling or Numbness in Your Leg

If you experience this, it could mean that you have nerve damage or irritation. It can also mean that you have spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. We recommend you make an appointment with us to figure out just what is going on. If needed, we have medication, treatment, and surgery that can give you relief.

Back Pain + Cancer History

People who have had cancer are at risk for issues with their spine. If your back hurts, it may indicate that cancer has spread to your spine. You won’t know until you see a professional, so if you have persistent back pain, go ahead and make an appointment with one of our experts.

The science of back pain has made great strides, and there are hundreds of options for relief. From epidural steroid injection to minimally invasive spine surgery, the Spine Institute of North America has what it takes to help you. Contact us for an appointment today!

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