Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Causes of back pain are numerous and can include accidents, muscle strains or sports injuries. Symptoms can include:

  • Persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along the spine
  • Sharp, localized pain in the neck, upper back or lower back, especially after lifting heavy objects or engaging in other strenuous activity
  • Chronic ache in the middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods
  • Back pain that radiates from the low back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh, and into the calf and toes
  • Pain with movement of the spine
  • Shooting pain down one or both lower extremities
  • Inability to stand straight without having pain or muscle spasms in the lower back
    Lower back pain can indicate several other health conditions.

Comprehensive Pain Specialists encourage those experiencing acute and/or chronic back pain to seek care immediately for diagnosis and treatment.