If you are experiencing back pain, it is important to accurately classify the cause of your back pain. Sometimes the answer can be obvious such as an injury or overexertion during physical activity. Sometimes the source of the pain does not match where the pain manifests.
Pain in your back may not actually be related to a back problem at all. Referred pain is pain felt in a different area of the body that differs from the injured or diseased organ. The pain signals are perceived in a region (such as the back) that has a nerve supply that is different from the source of the pain.
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Sometimes used synonymously, ‘referred pain’ and ‘radiating’ pain are not the same thing. ‘Referred pain’ happens because all the nerves are connected. When pain is experienced, the nerves send signals to the brain. In turn, the brain may release these pain signals to a different part of the body.
Our Back and Spine Specialists are composed of a team of skilled and knowledgable doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who can accurately determine the source of your pain and evaluate your pain symptoms. Our team will be able determine if the location of your pain and the source of your pain are the same and/or linked. Our providers will examine the location of your pain and review your medical history. They will determine if a disease or another underlying condition is the cause of your referred back pain.
Because pain signals travel through the nerves, your brain will dictate which location the pain is felt. There are many different types of referred back pain. You may experience pain between your shoulder blades in your back region because your gallbladder may be dealing with gall stones. Aching muscles in your sides may be a result from a colon condition or kidney stones. The referred pain may manifest in your lower back.
Your skilled referred back pain doctor will be able to evaluate your pain and determine the best course of treatment. It is important for the injury or disease is treated, and not the location of the pain. You may find yourself frustrated if only the location of the experienced pain is treated because the pain will return.
The providers at Pain and Spine Specialists will dedicate compassionate and superior care to their patients suffering from referred back pain. Our practice is able to successfully treat your referred back pain with skilled knowledge. They will also review any other types of back pain such as axial back pain and radicular back pain that may be experienced.
If you would like more information on how to treat your referred back pain or our practice, please call Pain and Spine Specialists and speak to our dedicated team to improve the quality of your life. You can call (301) 703-8767 (Maryland), (724) 603-3560 (Pennsylvania), or (540) 433-1905 (Virginia) and schedule an appointment with our pain management specialists today.
At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.