Though neck and back pain is mostly associated with strains, sprains, poor posture, or other physical “dings,” recurrent neck or back pain can be indicative of a more serious condition. If your pain seems to radiate and throb, or you experience numbness in your back, neck, arms, or legs, it’s time to get your pain checked out. Dr. Harmeet Singh at Clinical Neurology in Leesburg, Virginia,, diagnoses your pain with the latest medical technology and to help you restore mobility in these areas and get back to feeling like yourself once again. Call Dr. Singh to set up your consultation or book your appointment online. Clinical Neurology is currently accepting new patients from Leesburg, Lansdowne, Ashburn, Purcellville, Sterling, Herndon and surrounding areas.
Pain in the neck and back are common and most people experience pain in these areas at some point in their lives. Several sources can contribute to neck and back pain, including:
The exact type of pain in your back or neck depends on the root cause of the pain. These are some of the most common sources of back or neck pain:
Placing too much strain on the muscles or ligaments in your neck or back can lead to pain. This kind of pain can also result from degenerative diseases that attack the joints in the spine.
If you’re experiencing pain from sciatica, you’ll recognize it because it travels from the back, through the buttocks, and sometimes all the way to the foot. This occurs when the root of the sciatic nerve in your lower back becomes irritated. The cause may be the result of age or a disorder such as arthritis.
A disk that slips out from between the vertebrae of your spine is called a herniated disk. This disk can forcibly press against nearby nerves in your back, causing pain.
Spinal stenosis is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal, typically brought on by age or arthritis. This narrowing increases pressure on the nerves along the spine, resulting in pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs.
Dr. Singh can treat most cases of back and neck pain through a nonsurgical treatment plan typically consisting of pain medications, physical therapy, and acupuncture.
In some cases, surgery is necessary to help relieve pressure on the spinal cord, stabilize the spine, or remove a damaged disk that is causing irritation.
If back and neck pain is preventing you from enjoying the activities you love, call Dr. Singh at Clinical Neurology to book your appointment, or schedule online.