Back Pain

Back pain can result from a multitude of conditions, of just a few are listed below.  Dr. Fedorov will perform a thorough physical exam including patient history, physical exam, neurological and orthopedic tests. When needed diagnostic imaging in the form of X-Rays, MRI, or Nerve Conduction Velocity studies will be ordered.   

Back strain /sprain is back pain resulting from a stretching or hyper flexion injury to the ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles of the spine.

Bulging disc (also called protruding, herniated, or ruptured disc). As discs degenerate and weaken, cartilage can bulge or be pushed into the space containing the spinal cord or a nerve root, causing back pain with or without shooting arm or leg pain. 

Sciatica is a condition in which a herniated or ruptured disc presses on the sciatic nerve, causing shooting pain and numbness down the leg. The condition may also be caused by a tumor, cyst, or metastatic disease. 

Degenerative Disc Disease (DJD) from disc wear and tear can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal and loss of disc height. A person with spinal degeneration may experience stiffness in the back upon awakening.

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the bony canal and predisposes some people to back pain, which usually increases with standing or walking. 

Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease marked by progressive decrease in bone density and strength. Fracture of brittle, porous bones in the spine and hips results when the body fails to produce new bone and/or absorbs too much existing bone. 

Skeletal irregularities produce strain on the vertebrae and supporting muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tissues supported by spinal column. Spondylolisthesis describes the anterior displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.

Osteomyelitis infection in the bones of the spine and sacroiliitis inflammation in the sacroiliac joints. 

Referred Pain from internal organs that manifests as back pain kidney stones, ovary problems, uterine fibroids and tumors.

Optimum Health Clinic is the leader in spinal decompression therapy and Cox Flexion-Distraction traction therapy offering back pain relief to Prospect Heights, Mt Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Glenview, and Wheeling IL .

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