There are a number of conditions that can cause chronic arm pain, muscle weakness, decreased range of motion, numbness, tingling, and other symptoms. In some cases, our patients suffer from arm pain that originates in the neck or back, known as cervical radiculopathy, that is caused by a bone spur or herniated disc in the spine. At DFW Laser Spine Institute, our doctors can identify the source of patients’ arm pain and develop an appropriate and effective treatment plan.
Roughly 65 million Americans recently suffered from back pain, and up to 16 million adults suffer from chronic back pain that limits their everyday activities.1 At DFW Laser Spine Institute, we know how much chronic back pain can impact our patients’ quality of life. Whether your back pain is caused by an injury or a medical condition, our back pain specialists can diagnose the source of the pain and help you achieve relief.Learn more about back pain.
Back Pain During Pregnancy
The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy, some of which can contribute to back pain. Weight gain, posture changes, and hormonal changes can all contribute to chronic back pain. At DFW Laser Spine Institute, we may be able to recommend non-invasive treatment options to alleviate back pain during pregnancy.
Back Pain in Children Over the Age of 16
Teenagers can also experience back pain. While back pain for teens is often caused by a sports injury or an overly full backpack, it is important to have frequent or chronic back pain assessed by a back pain specialist in order to rule out health conditions or spinal issues.
Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony protrusions that gradually form at the edge of a bone. Bone spurs often form at the area where bones meet, in the joints, and they can also form on the bones of the spine. Patients with bone spurs may encounter severe pain, tingling, and/or numbness in the legs, feet, arms, or back. Through minimally invasive decompression surgery or non-surgical treatment, we can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by bone spurs.2
It is normal to feel pain as the result of an injury or illness, but what happens when the pain does not go away? If pain persists for 12 weeks or more, it is defined as chronic pain. Chronic pain can interfere with quality of life, especially when the source is unknown. Our chronic pain specialists offer diagnostic tools and a variety of treatment options to help patients identify and overcome chronic pain.
For many of our patients who experience chronic leg pain, the issue originates in the back. Spinal conditions like spinal stenosis or herniated discs can cause nerve pain that is felt in the legs or feet. We may be able to alleviate symptoms like pain and numbness in the lower extremities using minimally invasive treatments.
Low Back Pain
The lower back is highly susceptible to injuries: up to 25% of Americans reported lower back pain in the past three months.3 Not only does the lower lumbar spine support much of the body’s weight, but it is also key to mobility, so lower back pain can have a tremendous impact on patients’ quality of life. We can diagnose the source of lower back pain and create a customized treatment plan to help patients achieve lasting relief.
Chronic neck pain is frequently the symptom of an underlying spinal condition, though the bones, muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae of the neck are also quite vulnerable to injury. The neck pain experts at DFW Laser Spine Institute can diagnose the issues causing our patients’ neck pain and recommend the right treatment plan.
Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition in which bones become weak and brittle. This disease most often affects women and risk factors include being underweight, smoking, and aging. Patients with osteoporosis may experience some weakness but typically are not diagnosed until they suffer a bone fracture.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is located at the connection of the lower spine and the pelvis. Inflammation of this joint, known as sacroiliitis, can cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, groin, or legs and is often triggered by prolonged standing or certain motions. We can treat the root cause of sacroiliac joint pain to alleviate painful symptoms.4
The sciatic nerve begins in the area of the buttocks and runs through the leg to just below the knee. Pain from the sciatic nerve, called sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy, impacts the lower back, buttocks, hip, or leg and often gets worse when a patient is seated. Whether sciatica is caused by an injury, an underlying condition, or genetics, we can diagnose the source and treat the pain.5
Physical activity can be very beneficial for overall health, but injuries that result from sports can be painful. Athletes can be prone to injuries due to the repetitive motions they undergo in hours of practice, or from bodily contact during play. Back strain or spinal conditions can be caused or worsened by sports injuries. Our specialists can evaluate sports related injuries and recommend treatment plans.
Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain could be caused by a number of factors, such as an injury, a degenerative condition, a genetic malformation, or a herniated disc. Our back pain specialists can diagnose the source of your upper back pain and create a customized treatment plan to alleviate it.
Get a FREE MRI Review at DFW Laser Spine Institute
If you have had an MRI but you are still suffering from chronic pain, our specialists offer free MRI reviews. We offer a variety of treatment options at conveniently located offices in Dallas, Colleyville, Frisco, and Rockwall, Texas. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.
1 Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. Chronic back pain. Available: https://hpi.georgetown.edu/backpain/. Accessed March 23, 2021.
2 Mayo Clinic. Bone spurs. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-spurs/symptoms-causes/syc-20370212. Accessed March 23, 2021.
3 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Acute low back pain. Available: https://www.cdc.gov/acute-pain/low-back-pain/index.html. Accessed March 23, 2021.
4 Mayo Clinic. Sacroiliitis. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sacroiliitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350747. Accessed March 23, 2021.
5 Cleveland Clinic. Sciatica. Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12792-sciatica. Accessed March 23, 2021.