If you or a loved one could benefit from a consultation about back pain, call 214-645-8300 or request an appointment online. Appointment Appointment for new patients or 214-645-8300 or 817-882-2400. Back pain accompanied by feelings of numbness, tingling, or weakness could be a sign of irritation or nerve damage. This is especially true if pain persists after taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers.
Nerve pain is severe and can cause permanent damage or disability if left untreated. If your low back pain has just started, the best thing to do is to start a registry. Record your symptoms, times, dates, and what activities trigger pain or worsen or improve it. Take this information to your family doctor if the pain doesn't resolve on its own.
It will make diagnosing the cause much easier. Many scientists are optimistic that advances in research will one day make it possible to repair spinal cord injuries. Meanwhile, treatments and rehabilitation allow many people with spinal cord injuries to lead productive and independent lives. Spinal cord injuries can result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs of the spine or to the spinal cord itself.
Check out The Spine Center at UT Southwestern, where the multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and providers provides cutting-edge treatment for back pain and spine-related injuries.