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Back Pain Treatment NJ – FAQs



What are the symptoms of back pain? 

Because there are many different types of back pain, (lower back pain, chronic back pain, and middle back pain, etc.) the symptoms are varied as well. These may include: sciatica, muscle spasms, cramps, and stiffness with the severity ranging from a sharp to dull pain.


What is the most common symptoms of back pain?       

Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms. Most people feel that sciatica is a medical back problem but it is not. Sciatica is a symptom of a back problem; in some instances the problem itself can be a lumbar stenosis.



What is a Herniated Disc?

The disc is a gel like structure that sits between the vertebrae and when it becomes herniated it pushes out of its normal position. The herniated disc is a problem because it is irritating to the spinal nerves which are close to the discs.



What are the symptoms of  a Herniated Disc?

Symptoms may include: leg and arm pain, weakness in the muscles, numbness and in more severe cases there could be bowel and bladder incontinence. If you are feeling any of these symptoms, it is a good idea for you to see your chiropractor and get a diagnosis as to what kind of condition you may be suffering with.



What is neck pain triggered by?

Neck pain can be triggered by a bulging disc, arthritis of the neck, trauma and/or an injury. You may be worried or stressed, if you fall asleep in a poor position, by using your computer keyboard for long periods of time, or you may have inappropriate or uncomfortable seating at  your computer.



What does Sciatic pain feel like?

Pain can be anywhere in the buttocks, down to the leg or foot, the pain can be in both legs as well. The pain may be accompanied by numbness and can be aggravated by sneezing, coughing, or sitting for long periods of time. It is further aggravated by lifting. Sciatica pain can be debilitating if not treated properly.



What causes back pain?

Back pain will develop when there is some strain or injury to the muscles, ligaments or the discs which can lead to the spine being unbalanced therfore making the back more susceptible to injury. There is usually a chain reaction which happens after you strain or sprain your back muscles; you are apt to walk in a different way in order to keep pain at bay, or to use muscles that are not yet painful causing strain on other muscles that need to move in a way to which they are not accustomed.



What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can be caused when we overuse muscles, strain muscles, injure the muscles, ligaments or discs in our backs. The pain usually causes us to walk differently in order to avoid the pain. However, when we do this, we are creating lower back pain because the spine is not aligned properly.

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