Crabapple: Don’t Ignore Back Pain

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“A Great Vacation Excludes Pain!” DON’T IGNORE BACK PAIN

4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons. The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control.

1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Sciatica: Thiscomes fromcompressionof thesciaticnervebyamuscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3.Spinalstenosis: This isanarrowingofthebonyspinalcanalwhichcauses rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord.

Whether you have been suffering from back pain or sciatica, seeing one of our specialists at Crabapple Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at (770) 686-3700!

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