Back Pain

Treated by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

Types

  • Cervical (Neck) Back Pain
  • Thoracic (Mid-Back) Back Pain
  • Lumbar (Lower Back) Back Pain

Symptoms

  • Muscle aches
  • Limited range of motion or flexibility
  • Stabbing or shooting pain
  • Inability to stand up straight

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests are not usually necessary to confirm the cause of your back pain however a physical examination will be completed by a physician to assess your pain, flexibility, and range of motion.

If your physician suspects that there is a reason to determine the specific cause of your back pain, an X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or a Bone Scan may be ordered. There is a chance however these tests may not determine the cause of your back pain however, back pain can be treated and improve even if the specific cause is unknown.

Causes

The pain often develops without a specific cause. The majority of individuals develop neck/thoracic/back pain due to poor habits. These poor habits include:

  • Poor Posture
  • Lifting, pushing, or pulling objects incorrectly
  • Overexertion

Conditions Commonly Associated

Treatment