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What Is the Most Common Reason for Back Pain?

There are times when you know exactly what caused your back pain. This often occurs when an injury results in acute back pain, a condition which typically comes on suddenly and resolves within 2-6 weeks. However, it can often be trickier to determine the exact cause of chronic back pain since symptoms develop gradually and last a long time.

Chronic back pain typically isn’t caused by a specific injury to your muscles or ligaments. Instead, it’s more likely triggered by issues associated with the vertebrae, joints, nerves or lumbar disks in your lower back. This is due to the fact that there are fewer vertebrae in your lower back than in your neck and mid-back region. In addition, the vertebrae in the lower back are responsible for bearing the weight of your upper body and they experience a great deal of stress, leading to significant wear and tear.

8 Potential Causes of Chronic Lower Back Pain

Some of the most common issues and conditions which may cause chronic back pain include:

When Should I See a Doctor for My Back Pain?

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Learn about the potential causes of chronic lower back pain

Often, back pain will subside on its own over a few weeks with proper rest and self-care. However, you should see a spine specialist if:

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics Can Help Alleviate Your Back Pain

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics offers a wide range of treatments to help alleviate your back pain. We offer minimally invasive treatments such as spinal injections in situations where your condition can be managed conservatively. We also perform a wide range of spine surgery procedures to address serious conditions which don’t respond to more conservative treatments.

Our team includes some of the most experienced board-certified, fellowship trained spine surgeons on the Western Slope, ensuring you receive the exceptional quality care you deserve. You’ll also benefit from our in-house physical therapy team. When you have your treatment performed by our spine surgeons and your rehab managed by our physical therapists, you’ll experience better alignment between all members of your care team. This ensures the best possible outcomes, helping you get back to enjoying your favorite activities as soon as possible.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Colorado Advanced Orthopedics serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

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