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Causes of Back Pain in Men
Causes of Back Pain in Men

Did you know that men often avoid seeing a doctor when they require medical attention? This June, we celebrate Men's Health Month; a great reminder for men to take charge of health and wellness. Good spine health is an important factor in most men’s well-being, while undiagnosed back pain can be detrimental to overall spinal health in the long run.

There is a connection between spinal disorders, inflammation, and nerve impingement. All of which can lead to chronic back pain.

Men often suffer from these common causes of back and neck pain:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: The wearing down of spinal disks. As the cushions between vertebrae wear away, the bones may rub against each other and cause back pain.
  • Spondylolisthesis: Spinal spondylolysis involves one or more vertebrae weakening or fracturing.
  • Spinal Stenosis: The spinal canal narrows and puts pressure on nerve roots and the spinal cord.
  • Spinal Fractures: Vertebral fractures or dislocations. Bone fragments can pinch and damage spinal nerves and the spinal cord, causing pain.
  • Disc Herniations: A herniated disk occurs when the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus, resulting in pain, numbness, or weakness in the leg.
  • Spinal Arthritis: Inflammation of the facet joints of the spine or sacroiliac joints occurs with spinal arthritis, causing stiffness and pain.

Gentem (is this meant to be “gentlemen”?), do not ignore back pain. Taking care of back pain early reduces the chances of chronic pain or disability developing later in life.

Medical interventions can provide relief when home remedies and rest fail. The Spine Clinic of Oklahoma City offers nonsurgical spinal treatments like injections, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, traction, and spinal decompression. A comprehensive approach to total spine care is our mission. Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care when it comes to advanced spinal treatments and surgical procedures.

Encourage the men in your life to get an examination to diagnose and treat their back pain today!

Dr. Doug Beacham III, DO is a fellowshipped-trained, dual-board certified physician in the fields of Anesthesiology and Pain Management (American Board of Anesthesiology). He has practiced in Oklahoma since 2013, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Pain Society. Dr. Beacham is proud to offer Oklahomans the most advanced and effective techniques capable of treating a full spectrum of acute and chronic conditions.

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