Back Pain or Sciatica
Pain in thoracic or lumbar spine are very common, and most people experience them from time to time. Sciatica is leg pain referred from the lumbar spine, and is also very common.
Causes of Back Pain and Sciatica
There are many causes, and the most common five are
- Bulge or prolapse in a lumbar disc
- Arthritis in lumbar spinal joints
- Bone spurs irritating nerve roots as they leave the spine
When should I see a spine specialist?
If the pain becomes persistent, and especially if it begins to interfere with your quality of life, you may want some help.
Treatments for Back Pain or Sciatica
The treatment options, of course, are determined by your diagnosis. That is why determination of your diagnosis is the all-important first step to relieving your pain.