Common Back Pain Causes and Conditions

Tips to keep your spine health and prevent sports injuries.Back pain is one of the most frequently-reported issues among patients visiting doctor’s offices. In fact, back problems are the second most-common reason patients visit medical practitioners. At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, our orthopedic specialists each specialize in care and treatment for specific parts of the body. The back is among those most commonly studied and treated at our practice.

Back pain is a problem many of our patients face, but not everyone who suffers from intermittent or even chronic back pain can trace the condition back to the same cause. There is a wide array of potential sources of back pain, each of which demands a unique solution from a medical perspective. One of the most common and straightforward causes of back pain is injury or trauma. This can be either a single episode or a repetitive injury that subjects the spine to force and pressure. Degeneration is another common cause that leads to ordinary wear and tear on the spine, discs, and other joints over the years. Autoimmune disorders can cause back conditions through inflammation, during which the body’s blood cells attack the joints in the spine, causing pain and stiffness. Many more specific conditions, such as degenerative disk disease, spondylosis, herniated disks, and scoliosis, can also be the source of back problems. AOSMI’s online resources help patients suffering back pain get informed, and its team of specialists restore function, comfort, and mobility to back pain patients every day.