If back pain persists for over three months, it is considered chronic back pain. The most common area of back pain is the lumbar spine. This is because there is a large and complex grouping of nerves, bones, muscles, tendons, and discs in this area of the back. Lumbar spine pain causes discomfort and can affect mobility. It can indicate inflammation or irritation in the region, and cause distress that is intermittent or continuous. There are a variety of causes for chronic back pain including those related to physical activity such as sports or manual labour. Back pain can be the result of a muscle strain or a condition like degenerative disc disease. The pain can vary from sharp and piercing to a tingling or burning sensation. It is important to understand the cause of your back pain in order to discuss the available treatment options.
If you are suffering from what you believe to be chronic back pain, please request a consultation so that we can better assist you.