Back pain is one of the most common complaints in the U.S. Back pain includes upper back pain, middle back pain, lower back pain, or a combination of any of the above. Radiating pain from the back may be felt in the legs, hips, or trunk. Back pain has a variety of causes including disc problems, arthritis, or spinal problems. Back pain should be evaluated when it lasts for many weeks and does not get better despite rest or medication. Testing includes x-rays, EMGs, and MRI. These test can help your provider determine what is wrong and causing the pain. Treatment options for back pain include medication, physical therapy, home exercises, bracing, injections, nerve blocks, and surgery. At The Headache & Pain Center, PA
, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan for back pain that may include a combination of the above.