Though it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause of back pain and associated symptoms (like numbness or tingling), there are extremely few back-related diseases that are genuinely rare. In most cases, you’re dealing with one of the more common diseases of the spine. Acute injury is a possibility as well; though you can often recognize an injury right away, for others, symptoms won’t manifest until long after the actual incident is forgotten.
Dr. Solomon Kamson, a specialist in spinal health and surgery, notes that most of patients at the Spine Institute Northwest have diagnoses that are related to common back diseases such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, stenosis, or sciatica. That said, back pain can also be related to issues that are less clear. Depression has been linked to back pain, as has other kinds of stress or emotional problems. Undiagnosed chronic pain (fibromyalgia) can also be the culprit, and is one of the most frustrating diseases as it can be so hard to recognize.
If you are suffering from back pain or pain in your extremities, a proper diagnosis and intervention is key to getting back on the path to a pain-free life. At the Spine Institute Northwest, our team focuses on pain management. We offer a wide range of conservative therapies that can potentially help to alleviate chronic pain. If you have a spinal issue that has progressed to the point of needing surgery, Dr. Kamson and his team specialize in minimally invasive spinal surgery. We keep up-to-date with the latest research from around the world and with emerging medical technology to ensure that our patients have access to as many resources as possible.
Canadians from all across the provinces have come to the Spine Institute Northwest to receive treatment for back pain and injuries. Curious about the services we offer? Call us today at 888-712-0318.