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Back Pain Specialist

Comprehensive NeuroSpine

Carlos Casas, M.D.

Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in the Spine with offices in Hollywood and Boca Raton, FL. Credentialed in several Hospitals and Surgery Centers in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Most people experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. It’s one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Dr. Carlos Casas at Comprehensive NeuroSpine, provides expert care to treat back pain and in turn, prevent it from recurring. Make an appointment online or call today to learn more about how you can prevent back pain.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

The causes of back pain are multifold; however, Dr. Casas has identified the common ones and developed effective treatments to get rid of the pain. Regardless of the cause, back pain can come about spontaneously, at unexpected moments, and can cause pain for long periods of time.

Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

Physical trauma

Trauma caused by various strains can severely damage your back and induces enduring pain.

Common causes of strain include:

  • Heavy/improper lifting
  • Abrupt movement
  • Inflammation
  • Injuries, fractures, or falls
  • Tension/spasms in the muscles

 

Medical condition

Medical conditions can contribute to debilitating back pain. Some conditions that can cause back pain include:

  • Cancer
  • Skeletal complications
  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Ligament and muscle strain
  • Kidney problems

 

Posture

Posture is one of the most common causes of back pain. Proper posture is the most effective prevention. Some of these posture-related sources of back pain include:

  • Excessive stretching
  • Long, uninterrupted drives
  • Poor sleeping position
  • Hunching over your computer
  • Excessive coughing or sneezing
  • Bending over, standing, or sitting for long periods of time
  • Twisting your body

 

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Back pain typically travels up and down your spine, though it can cause complications in other parts of the body, such as your ankles, buttocks, and legs.

Acute back pain can cause any of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Fever
  • Chronic pain in adjacent areas
  • Urination complications
  • Numbness around the anus, genitals, and buttocks

 

Why do you have back pain while others do not?

While Dr. Casas helps you find ways to avoid back pain, he also enables you to understand if you are preconditioned for it. Back pain is more likely in individuals who are:

  • Over 30 years old
  • Overweight
  • Suffering from an illness or psychological condition
  • Pregnant
  • Not exercising regularly

 

How do you treat back pain?

Dr. Casas makes a point of offering noninvasive, nonsurgical treatment options to patients suffering from both acute and chronic back pain.

While maintaining a healthy diet and workout regimen can significantly help treat your back pain, the more severe it is, the more complicated your treatment might need to be. Dr. Casas recommends some of the following treatment options:

  • Physical therapy: ice, ultrasound, heat, and electrical
  • Cortisone shots
  • Chiropractic care
  • Codeine, hydrocortisone, or antidepressants
  • Behavioral therapy

 

Dr. Casas can help you find real solutions to your back pain. Contact Comprehensive NeuroSpine today by phone or online today to learn more about your treatment options.