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An overview of back pain provided by the experts at Laser Spine Institute in Philadelphia

Back Pain Overview

Back pain types

The human spine can be classified into three main levels : the cervical spine, the thoracic spine and the lumbar spine. These three areas of the spine can all develop conditions that can cause debilitating symptoms and pain. Whether you are experiencing upper back pain, mid back pain or lower back pain, understanding the different types of symptoms associated with the most common conditions treated at Laser Spine Institute can help you begin your journey to getting your life back.

General types of pain

Living with neck or back pain can dramatically reduce a patient’s quality of life. Not being able to stand for long periods of time, experiencing numbness in your feet and chronic pain all limit your ability to carry out your day-to-day activities. Common symptoms associated with upper, mid and lower back pain include:

  • Numbness in the hands or feet
  • Tingling down arms or legs
  • Radiating pain in extremities
  • Trouble standing for long periods of time
  • Inability to walk moderate distances
  • Pain or discomfort while sitting or lying
  • Pain while bending forward
  • Pain at localized points of the spine
  • Irregular gait
  • Uneven shoulders
  • Aching pain

All of these symptoms can be associated with types of conditions that we see and treat on a daily basis at Laser Spine Institute. If you are suffering from upper back pain, mid back pain or lower back pain, do not wait for relief. If your symptoms have consistently caused you discomfort for more than three months, it may be time for you to look into further treatment options.

If after exhausting all conservative treatments you are still experiencing pain, contact Laser Spine Institute.