Suffering from acute or chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain can lower your quality of life and can cause a constant irritability that can have a negative affect on your relationships with your work colleagues, friends, family, and loved ones. Here at the Men’s Vitality Center, we respectfully provide effective medical management for patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes.
Lower back pain affects millions of men each year. Typically men from 30 to 60 years of age are more likely to experience lower back pain due to a myriad of reasons, some much more common than others.
Common lower back pain causes
One of the most common causes of acute lower back pain is back muscle strain. Lifting a heavy object, a sudden movement, or twisting can bring on sudden back pain. This is often do to muscles or ligaments being stretched or developing microscopic tears. This lower back pain can vary from mild discomfort to debilitating pain.
What about pain that travels from your lower back down into your buttock, leg, and foot?
This pain is often referred to as sciatica. Normally a nerve in the lower spine becomes compressed, causing pain, numbness, and tingling to travel down the sciatic nerve. This nerve serves your butt, legs, and feet. In younger males, sciatica can be caused by a wide variety of things, but most commonly a herniated disc. You should call the professionals at the Men’s Vitality Center today if you are experiencing sciatica.
What about lower back pain that worsens in certain positions and movements?
Lumbar degenerative disc disease can be seen in both women and men as early as age 20. This happens with lumbar discs between the vertebrae in your spine begin to break down. The damage disc causes both inflammation and instability, which brings pain, muscle pain, and sometimes sciatica. However, as bad as the name sounds, degenerative disc disease is common and can often be successfully treated if caught early.
My back doesn’t bother me too much but my shoulder is killing me.
Does pain radiate in your shoulder when you lift your arms above your head? Maybe you feel shoulder pain when you attempt to pick up an object or there’s simply pain all the time? Neck and shoulder pain can be caused by a number of things such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, bone spurs, and quite commonly, rotator cuff injuries.
If you are suffering from this type of neck, shoulder, or back pain, or if you suffer from knee or any other bodily pain, it’s important that you’re examined here at the Men’s Vitality Center. We will help to determine the exact cause of your problem. After an accurate diagnosis is made, effective treatment can be initiated.
Stop living your life in pain, see your medical provider at the Men’s Vitality Center today.