What Causes Chronic Back Pain?
Persistent pain for 12 weeks or more is considered chronic. The cause of chronic back pain can be singular or the result of many different factors. Some of the more common causes of chronic back pain include aging, congenital condition, poor posture, excess weight, acute injury or incorrect lifting technique. Diseases can also cause chronic back pain. These include:
- Herniated disc that disrupts the spinal structure and causes pain
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
- Trauma and injury with quick or long term onset
- Spondylolisthesis, or slippage, resulting in nerve pinching in the spine
- Skeletal irregularities including abnormal curvature
- Spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
- Sciatica, a radiculopathay of the sciatica nerve
- Radiculopathy, compression resulting in nerve root pain
As a back specialist, Dr. Ernest Braxton offers non-surgical and advanced, minimally invasive, surgical treatments for chronic back pain.