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The Causes of Back Pain

Speaking very generally, back pain is usually caused by age, disease, trauma, or some combination of these factors. For example, a young athlete may incur a minor sports-related trauma that results in an easy-to-treat case of back pain. That same injury might cause an older person much worse pain and disability.

Inactivity and obesity can also cause back pain, as can long-term postural issues, everyday activities (such as sitting at a desk or repetitive motions at work), and certain illnesses. Essentially, doing too much or doing absolutely nothing at all can cause back pain. Just getting older may be the culprit.

As a symptom, back pain rarely exists in a vacuum; it is often accompanied by a host of other sensations. These may include unpleasant symptoms in the arms, legs, or neck (depending on which part of the back is affected). For example, lower back pain sufferers may also experience ‘shooting’ pains in the leg, leg weakness, numbness, tingling, and other abnormal feelings in the lower extremities.

The following list includes some common reasons patients experience back pain:

Sciatica
Disc Injuries
Degenerative Disc Disease
Arthritis
Sports Injuries
Fibromyalgia
Auto Accident Injuries

If you are suffering from any condition that needs back pain treatment in NJ, feel free to contact our Monmouth County back pain rehabilitation office. Our pain management facility is located in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey NJ.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
732-365-4160

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719
732-365-0101

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
732-365-0440

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-365-0149