So many people experience back and neck pain that few think it’s unusual to have it. However, living with back or neck pain is not normal. If you suffer from discomfort in the back or neck region, and you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, consult a pain management expert. Anorthopaedic doctor can evaluate your condition—and more importantly—find a solution to your ongoing pain problems.
You cannot feel your extremities.
Back and neck pain often present due to stress on the nerves in the spinal column. This condition can develop due to a myriad of reasons. Spinal stenosis, which narrows the space between the spinal cord and vertebrae, can lead to back pain. A herniated disc can also apply excessive pressure on nearby nerves. As pressure builds, affected nerves that control movement and sensation in the arms and legs can experience signal disruption. With time, this effect can reduce feeling in the upper and lower extremities. This progression of the problem requires professional orthopaedic attention.
You sustained sudden trauma to your back or neck.
Did you slip on wet tile and now suffer from chronic back pain? Has a recent car accident left you with constant neck discomfort? Even minor incidents can trigger significant back or neck pain. If you have been involved in an accident that caused trauma to your spinal column area, you may want to seek the help of an orthopaedic doctor.
You have experienced chronic pain for more than a few weeks.
Sometimes the source of back or neck pain is not clear. Regardless, the reason for it may necessitate medical assistance. If you have back or neck pain that has persisted or intensified over the last several months, do not wait any longer for your symptoms to improve. Pain may indicate the presence of another issue such as osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease that demands the expertise of an orthopaedic doctor.
Why wait to enjoy immediate back and neck pain relief? Call Suburban Orthopaedics in Bartlett at (630) 372-1100 for a consultation. Our knowledgeable staff of orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, and pain management experts can help you overcome your chronic pain problems.