Back pain is divided into neck pain (cervical), middle back pain (thoracic), lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) based on the segment affected. The lumbar area is the most common area affected. An episode of back pain may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Discomfort can radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include numbness, or weakness in the legs and arms.
Dr. Lloyd Mobley
Two new minimally invasive procedures can treat many patients with chronic low back pain who haven’t found relief with conservative treatments.
Dr. Erasmus Morfe
Chronic inflammation can lead to pain in the back, neck, legs, and arms. Here are 4 tips to reducing inflammation to relieve back pain.