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Types of Back and Neck Pain

Keep in mind everyone's pain and symptoms are different and of course, without a proper evaluation we can't determine your specific type of pain. However, we can help you better understand the most traditional types of pain associated with neck and back health issues using the common areas of pain listed below.

 

Cervical (Neck, Shoulders and Arms)

Pain in this area is often described as sharp, burning, or radiating, most commonly derived from the center of the neck. When pain radiates down to the arms causing weakness or a tingling sensation, it's typically associated with radiculopathy - pain resulting from one or more pinched nerves. The treatment options for this area of pain may include medication, pain-relieving injections and a variety of physical therapy techniques. Rarely is surgery required and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

 

Thoracic (Mid Back, Chest and Abdomen)

Pain in this area is commonly described as sharp, burning, or radiating. Thoracic pain sometimes radiates to the chest or abdomen. This is typically associated with radiculopathy, resulting in feelings of weakness, numbness, or tingling sensations caused by a pinched nerve. The treatment options for this area of pain may include medication, pain-relieving injections and a variety of physical therapy techniques. Rarely is surgery required and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

 

Lumbar (Low Back)

Pain in this area is commonly described as stabbing, sharp, achy, or burning. The treatment options for this area of pain may include anti-inflammatory medications, customized physical therapy typically lasting 4-6 weeks, and if necessary, a short course of pain-relieving injections. Rarely is surgery required and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before minimally invasive surgical treatments are considered.

 

Sacral (Hip and Legs)

Pain in this area is commonly described as stabbing, sharp, achy, electric or having a burning character. Pain radiating down the legs is typically caused by a pinched nerve. The treatment options for this area of pain typically include anti-inflammatory medications and a customized course of physical therapy typically lasting 4-6 weeks. Rarely is surgery required. You can rely on the experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

 

How to Know What’s Right for You.

No matter which category type best describes your pain, it's recommended you see a spine-specialized physician in order to properly examine you and ensure an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. You can do this by calling Spine Team Texas to make an appointment.