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Common Conditions that Lead to Back Pain

Last updated 5 years ago

When you suffer from back pain, scheduling an appointment with a spine specialist can help you discern which of many possibilities is the source of your pain. For some patients, back pain results from accident or injury; others may suffer from spine or nerve damage. To learn more about common causes of back pain and treatments for each, talk to your spine doctor today.

  • Your spine and spinal cord are complex systems of vertebrae, muscles and nerves. Damage to even one small part of this system can result in serious pain. Learn more about how your spinal cord is put together with this illustration of spine anatomy.
  • A herniated disc is a common cause of neck and back pain that can result from a sudden accident or long-term, repetitive movements. Learn more about a diagnosis and treatment options for a herniated disc from Dr. Kraus.
  • If you experience tingling, aching or pain in your leg, the cause may actually originate in your spine. The sciatic nerve runs along the length of your leg and can cause these sensations when spine injuries like a slipped disc apply pressure to the nerve.

To learn how to treat and prevent common causes of back pain, make an appointment with Kraus Back and Neck Institute today. The founder of KBNI, Dr. Gary Kraus is a leading Houston neurosurgeon specializing in spine health, spine surgery, and non-surgical spine treatments. Please visit us online or call us today at (888) 816-8954 to schedule a consultation.


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