Back Pain Specialist

Corvallis Pain Management

Interventional Pain Medicine located in Corvallis, OR

Back pain is one of the most common sources of pain and disability in adults worldwide, and most people experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. At Corvallis Pain Management, the team is committed to providing men and women living in and around Corvallis, Oregon, with the most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options to overcome back pain. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to find out more.

Back Pain Q & A

Corvallis Pain Management

What causes back pain?

Back pain has many causes, and each one can lead to varying intensities of back pain. Back pain can be short and acute, or more severe and long-lasting. The most common causes of back pain include underlying medical conditions, strain, and poor posture:

Underlying medical conditions

Underlying medical conditions are the leading cause of back pain in adults worldwide. Some of these conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle and ligament strain
  • Disc damage
  • Skeletal complications
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney problems

Addressing these underlying problems often helps ease your back pain as well.

Physical strain

Physical strain can come from improper lifting or a sudden movement, or from physical activity like running, weightlifting, and more. Physical strain can even be a result of injuries, fractures, falls, or muscles tensions and spasms.

Posture

We’ve all become creatures dependent on computers. Most of us spend a lot of time in front of our screens and, more often than not, end up hunched over our desks.

Additional posture-related sources of back pain include:

  • Excessive stretching
  • Uninterrupted long drives
  • Staying in the same position for long periods of time
  • Poor sleeping position
  • Twisting your body in uncomfortable positions

 

Having correct posture is the most efficient way of avoiding back pain.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Back pain generally limits your range of motion and makes natural gestures, such as standing or sitting, painful. You’ll feel the pain shoot up and down your spine, effectively exposing you to other health complications.

If you’re experiencing back pain all the way down to your toes you should get in touch with the team at Corvallis Pain Management, as this might mean that your sciatic nerve is damaged.

In some cases, back pain can lead to high fever, inflammation, or swelling. In extreme cases, you might experience numbness around your anus and genitals, suffer from bladder issues, or develop chronic pain in adjacent areas.

How is back pain treated?

Your practitioner might also recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, OMT, facet joint injections, epidural steroid injections, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Trigger Point Injections, or more.

For more information on these procedures, please review our Informational Sheets.