conditions that may be causing your back and neck pain
There are numerous conditions that may cause neck and back pain. Common conditions causing neck pain include, but are not limited to, sprains and strains, degenerative changes in the joints that constitute the cervical spine, herniated discs and pinched nerves.
Lower back pain also results from a variety of conditions that include wear and tear, degeneration of the spine, herniated discs and pinched nerves.
Facet joints connect vertebral bodies, which are the building blocks of the spine. These are found all along the spine from the neck to the lower back. These joints prevent excessive forward, sideways and torsional/twisting motion of the spine. Over time, and through repetitive strain, these joints can become inflamed, causing pain and inflammation. This can lead to muscle spasms around these joints as well. Click to learn more about Facet Pain.
SI Joint Pain
The sacro-iliac (SI) joint connects the sacrum to the pelvis. It can become dysfunctional from too much or too little motion/immobility. Pregnancy can also result in sacro-iliac joint dysfunction. SI joint dysfunction or inflammation usually results in lower back pain or hip pain. The pain may radiate (travel) to the groin area or down the leg.
Herniated Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease