Back pain can have several causes and it’s important to identify the source of your pain so you know how to treat it.
Many times back pain is the result of problems in other parts of the body, such as your neck or shoulders. The spine is a complex structure that allows us to move our bodies in many different ways. It can be affected by injury, disease and even just getting older.
If you’re experiencing back pain, it’s important to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history before performing a physical examination. This will help determine whether your pain is coming from the spine itself or from other areas that affect nerve function in the back.
In some cases, doctors may recommend imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans to look at the bones and soft tissues in the area. These tests can help determine if there are any structural problems or injuries causing your pain. To establish if it is nerve related, an EMG and/or Nerve Conduction Study would be helpful in pinpointing the issue and establishing the best way to treat it.