Back Pain 2018-01-15T16:20:53+00:00

Back Pain

Back Pain is a common problem experienced by nearly everyone at some point in their lives.  The spine regularly endures stress stemming from our everyday activity, so injury or irritation of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves can occur.

It is important to understand the causes of back pain, and to know when it is appropriate to contact your physician.  Knowing the risk factors and preventative strategies for spinal pain is also vital to maintaining a healthy and functional lifestyle.

What’s Causing My Back Pain?

It is important that an accurate diagnoses of your back pain is provided.  Common causes of pain include but are not limited to:
  • Compression of spinal nerves or spinal cord
  • Trauma
  • Lack of muscle tone
  • Obesity
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Disc herniation
  • Stress and muscle tensions
  • Developmental disorders
  • Mechanical disorders
  • Tumors
  • Infection

When should I call my doctor?

You should consult a physician immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:
  • Severe back pain of sudden onset
  • Back pain following trauma (car accident/sports injury/falling)
  • Fever or severe headaches with subsequent back pain
  • Bladder control loss/impairment with subsequent back pain
  • No improvement after 72 hours (acute pain)
  • Pain lasting longer than 8 weeks (chronic pain)
  • Pain with radiation into the buttocks, groin or legs
  • Pain with any numbness or weakness of the legs
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Dr. Tomaszek will assess each patient individually, creating a unique treatment regimen tailored to every concern you may have.  A MRI and other diagnostic studies will likely be obtained to thoroughly examine the underlying pain causes.  Located in The Woodlands/Spring area and serving all of greater Houston, schedule your consultation appointment today!
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