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Risk Factors Associated With Back Pain

a mature women waking up with low back pain in the morning

Back pain can start at any age and can be caused by a number of situations or conditions. In this post we will cover some of those causes as well as risk factors patients should be aware of. If you are currently experiencing pain in your back, it’s important to know when to contact a doctor. Spine Center of Texas is available to help you find treatment options and relief. We have three offices located in Texas to best serve you.

Common Risk Factors Associated with Back Pain

These four common risk factors can increase your risk of developing back pain as well as back pain related conditions in your lifetime.

  1. Age: back pain can start at any age, but is most common in older adults
  2. Weight: holding onto excessive weight on your body puts a strain on your back, legs, and core
  3. Some Diseases: various types of arthritis and cancers have also been linked to back pain
  4. Your Emotional State: people struggling with depression and anxiety have been noted to have increased levels of back pain

When should you be concerned about back pain

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it may be time to contact Spine Center of Texas. These red flags should be addressed immediately.

  1. Ongoing fevers
  2. Unexplained weight loss
  3. Blood in stool or urine
  4. Numbness or weakness in legs
  5. Loss of bladder control
  6. Pain at night
  7. Sexual dysfunction
  8. Pain that does not improve with rest
  9. Balance problems

If you are experiencing pain in your back and body, call Spine Center of Texas for a complete evaluation. During your appointment you’ll learn more about all treatment options for back pain available to you. Surgery is always our last resort, so learn how to find relief from a team who cares about seeing you get back on your feet. You do not need to live with pain in your body. Our experienced team can help you get back to the life you love. We now have offices in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Seguin.