Spine pain can range from annoying to disabling. Anyone who has woken in the morning, groaned to a halt halfway out of bed, and wondered how they will make it through the day knows how immobilizing severe lower back pain can be. At Britton Pain Clinic, we offer comprehensive pain treatment solutions for your spine.
It can be a dull constant ache or a sudden, shooting sharp pain. It can limit your mobility and make certain postures or positions painful. Swelling and stiffness generally accompany back pain; all these combine to seriously interfere with your ability to move as normal and affect your overall quality of life.
In fact, back pain can be so severe that people often suspect they have broken something. The good news is that in most cases this is not true. A spasm can be excruciating and incapacitating, whereas a herniated disc may only cause a moderate amount of pain. If you are experiencing persistent or worsening back pain, immediately consult the specialists at Britton Pain who has expertise in spinal problems.
Acute or chronic neck pain can be a result of something as simple as poor posture while working at a computer or sleeping on your stomach with your neck turned to one side. A forceful injury such as whiplash, however, is considered a neck sprain. Both types of injury can cause muscle spasm, limited range of motion, and varying degrees of discomfort and pain.
Neck Strain or Sprain?
Neck strains and sprains are similar in as much as they can cause severe pain and be potentially disabling. They are different, however, in terms of the soft tissue they affect.
A neck STRAIN is an injury to a tendon or muscle caused by overuse or trauma.
A neck SPRAIN is an injury to a ligament caused by overuse or trauma.
Whiplash (technically a hyperextension and hyperflexion injury) is a common form of SPRAIN. Muscle pain that develops from repeated cradling the phone between the ear and shoulder is an example of a STRAIN.
A spasm can be excruciating and incapacitating, whereas a herniated disc may only cause a moderate amount of pain. If you are experiencing persistent or worsening back pain, immediately consult a Britton Pain Specialist who have expertise in the care of
If strain or sprain is the culprit, back pain is usually short lived, lasting for days or weeks. Chronic back pain, however, occurs when symptoms persist for more than three months. It is important to understand that although continuous chronic back pain may not be as painful as an acute episode, it might be an indication of a more serious spinal problem. In this sense the level of pain does not always “match up” with the degree of injury.
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At Britton Pain Clinic, our goal is to make a difference in your life! Our medical team works with you to create a plan to reduce your pain, improve your function and increase your quality of life. Our pain specialists provide individual comprehensive care plans for each unique patient and their pain.