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Spine Pain

Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers

Chiropractic Clinics & Physical Therapists located in The Woodlands, TX & Houston, TX

Spine pain can strike at any time of the day or night, making even simple activities like getting dressed or brushing your teeth difficult at best. The team of chiropractors and pain management experts at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, with three convenient locations in Houston, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land, Texas, can pinpoint and treat the source of your spine pain. Using integrative treatments and years of experience, they can manage your symptoms and help you feel better. To request your appointment today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool.

Spine Pain Q & A

What is spine pain?

Spine pain, also known as back pain, is one of the main reasons people miss work and/or visit the doctor. Your spine contains a complex network of vertebrae, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These structures experience wear-and-tear every day and help you stand, walk, run, and climb stairs.

Though incredibly tough, your spine isn’t immune from injury or disease. Most cases of spine pain resolve on their own with rest and conservative measures of care. However, if your pain persists for more than a week, or it prevents you from participating in your usual routine, it’s important to seek medical treatment right away.

What are the symptoms of spine pain?

The symptoms of spine pain vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Common telltale signs of spine pain include:

  • Burning, prickling, or tingling sensations
  • Shooting pains
  • Dull, continuous aches
  • Throbbing pain
  • Weakness and shaking
  • Severe leg pain
  • Side pain
  • Lower abdominal pain

If you’re experiencing spine pain, you might also find it difficult to walk or exercise.

What are some common causes of spine pain?

The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers regularly treats spine pain caused by several factors, including:

Muscle and ligament strains

If your job requires you to lift boxes or other heavy objects, you might strain a muscle or ligament. There are dozens of muscles and ligaments in your spine that are all susceptible to injury. In addition to pain and discomfort, strains may result in regular back spasms.

Bulging or ruptured discs

Between each of your vertebrae is a soft, cushion-like disc that supports your spine. As you get older, the soft material inside of each disc is more likely to bulge or rupture. If this occurs, it puts pressure on the surrounding nerves, causing pain and irritation.

Skeletal irregularities

Skeletal deformities like scoliosis and kyphosis cause your spine to curve at an unusual angle. This puts additional pressure on the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and nerves, affecting your mobility and quality of life.

How is spine pain treated?

Treatment for spine pain depends on the source and severity of your symptoms.

Whenever possible, the team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers uses conservative, integrative measures of care. Following a physical exam and review of your medical history, they might recommend:

  • Improving your posture
  • Losing weight
  • Taking prescription medications
  • Undergoing chiropractic care
  • Corticosteroid and/or facet injections

If these treatments don’t ease your symptoms, the team might recommend surgical intervention. They regularly partner with expert surgeons in the area to conduct traditional open and minimally invasive operations.

To request a spine pain consultation at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers today, call the office nearest you or book online.