A woman wearing a blue shirt holds her backChronic back pain can be debilitating and can have a huge impact on everything you do, from your daily activities to your recreation and even your sleep.

Irrespective of whether you are suffering from mild or severe back pain and whether it is occasional or constant, it is imperative that you look for a trained doctor, with a special interest in backs, who can help alleviate the pain and put you back on track again. Age, automobile injuries and sports injuries are the three most common causes of back pain.

As a person ages, the natural degeneration of joints from wear and tear can cause a great deal of pain. Called degenerative disc disease, this can affect the cervical and intervertebral discs and can cause herniation, which requires treatment by a trained specialist.

Auto injuries are also another common cause of back pain. In fact, auto accidents that result in severe back pain should be checked out by a trained physician immediately. Even if the accident occurred several years ago, the damage from whiplash can cause recurring problems and if left untreated the pain can quickly go from bad to worse.

Sports injuries too can seem mild at first but could result in chronic pain later if not properly cared for. Back pain ranks second on the list of reasons for visits to the doctor by sportspeople, which is evidence of the potential seriousness of this kind of damage.

Depending on the cause of the pain as well as severity and duration of the pain, there are a variety of treatment options available. Some comfort can be taken from that the fact that the majority of back pain cases do not require surgery. However, it is important to have a thorough examination by a physician to determine what the best course of action is to deal with your back pain. A neurological assessment is also important to determine if surgery is necessary.

If the back pain has become too much for you to handle or if it seems headed in that direction you should seriously consider consulting a chiropractor. A skilled, highly-trained Lakeland Chiropractor can help get you on the road to recovery.

The Lakeland Spine Center offers a variety of services and treatments to help diagnose and treat back pain no matter what the cause or the severity. At the Lakeland Spine Center, physicians help relieve patients of their musculoskeletal pain using state of the art technologies including innovative non-surgical spinal decompression techniques.

If you are suffering from acute or chronic back pain, take a few minutes to fill out a Lakeland Spine Center contact form. This may be the best decision you could ever make for your back.