With back pain, you may be experiencing one of these specific types of pain, or multiple. In this brief guide, we’re going to be discussing the various types of back pain one may encounter and how Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants can help you recover your back pain and have you on your way to health and wellness once again.
Nociceptive Pain: Clear-Cut Pain
We all have pain receptors in our body and when the pain is caused by something (injury), it’s considered nociceptive or somatic pain. You’ll most likely experience this type of back pain if you injure yourself by lifting something heavy, play a sport which involves repetitive/rapid motion, or any type of trauma, blunt injury, sprain, or strain.
Neuropathy: A Malfunction of Nerves
Neuropathy is when there’s a malfunction of the nerves within your body. This pain can be caused by damage, injury, infection, etc… to the nerves. This may possibly send mixed signals to the nerves and produce sensations of pain. It is not fully understood why neuropathy occurs in some individuals. Sciatica is one of the most common forms of neuropathy.
Acute pain is when there’s an immediate, temporary response to pain upon injury or damage. This pain signals to the body something is wrong and to avoid the cause of said pain if possible. An example of this would be lifting something too heavy for your physical capabilities and you encounter a sharp, shooting pain upon attempting to lift the object. This would be a good indication to NOT lift the object again.
Chronic pain does not serve a protective, biological function. It tends to ligner well after the standard healing time of most injuries. This pain can be especially bothersome, or even debilitating in some cases.
Choosing Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants for Your Back Pain
Whether you have acute back pain or chronic back pain, it’s important to be seen by a doctor to identify what’s going on within your back. If you’ve been experiencing back pain, you’re going to want to schedule an appointment with us using the form below. We have many options when it comes to successfully treating your back pain. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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