Chronic back pain can be classified as mechanical pain or inflammatory pain. Mechanical back pain occurs when there is injury to the joints, bones, or tissue of the back. Inflammatory back pain occurs when there is inflammation in the spine.
This type of inflammation is typically associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs from inflammation in the vertebrae, creating inflammatory back spine pain. AS is a form of spinal arthritis, and can be progressively debilitating.
Inflammatory back pain is a form of arthritis that occurs because your immune system begins attacking the joins of your spine. Pain and Spine Specialists will evaluate your pain, determine if it is inflammatory or mechanical and successfully treat your symptoms. Mechanical back pain implies that a “disruption” to the components of the back (like the spine, muscle, discs, etc…) has occurred. Mechanical back pain can often be treated with rest and lifestyle changes.
However, inflammatory back pain requires the immune system to be treated in order to successfully relieve pain symptoms. If the ongoing inflammation from the immune system is not treated, back pain symptoms will continue.
Symptoms Of Inflammatory Back Pain:
- Pain in the lower back
- Chronic pain (lasting longer than 3 months)
- Abdominal pain
- Pain that improves with OTC’s
- Pain that improves with movement and exercise
- Pain that occurs at night/early morning
Inflammatory Back Pain Treatments
It is important for the excessive activity of the immune system to be addressed to prevent symptoms from progressing. It is critical not to ignore symptoms or the disease to prevent permanent damage occurring in the spine.
Some inflammatory back pain remedies may include physical therapy and instructions for careful exercises. These physical activities will help you maintain proper posture and improve spine mobility.
An inflammatory back pain specialist may also recommend other treatments like a medication regimen that treats inflammation and/or suppresses immunity. This will help stop the progression of any disease. Oral steroids and NSAIDs may prove helpful to reduce severe pain for acute inflammation caused by injuries.
Our knowledgable and experienced professionals can offer many treatment options to relieve you of your inflammation pain. Our pain management practice offers superior inflammatory back pain care.
They will also provide you with techniques to avoid future exposure to back pain with recommendations of maintaining proper posture, correct lifting techniques, and stretches and exercises.
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Pain and Spine Specialists takes pride in our compassionate and dedicated care we provide for our patients. We are a team of skilled and experienced doctors whose goal is to restore your quality of life. We are able to successfully determine if the pain you are experiencing is acute, chronic, or inflammatory and develop an individualized treatment plan for your health goals.
If you would like more information about our inflammatory back pain treatments, or other types of back pain, 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 Doctors), (724) 603-3560 (Pennsylvania Doctors), or (540) 433-1905 (Virginia Doctors) and schedule an appointment today.
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