Common Back Pain Symptoms
At first glance, the symptoms of back pain seem obvious. Your back hurts: plain and simple. Yet pain in your back is often accompanied by other symptoms. With some back disorders, pain is minimal or even nonexistent.
If you’ve strained your back by lifting something heavy, engaging in a repetitive activity or twisting it into an extreme position, the muscles of your back might feel tight and painful.
Many people feel a lot of discomfort when they try to bend, twist, lift, or perform even non-strenuous activities.
Shooting pains in the back that sometimes radiate through the buttocks, legs, and even feet may be a sign of changes in the back. Upper back pain is less common, but it can cause similar stabbing pains in the shoulders and arms.
Some people, especially those with a pinched nerve, experience tingling sensations or numbness in their legs and feet. Pinched nerves in the neck and shoulders can cause tingling and numbness in the arms and hands.
If you’ve injured your back in a fall or had a heavy blow to your back, schedule an appointment with an experienced Pain Specialist to get a complete diagnosis of the impact it has had on your spine. The Heilman Center in Ypsilanti, MI has appointments open each week for new patients so they can quickly start finding solutions for their pain.
If you have problems controlling your bladder or bowels following a back injury or after experiencing back pain, go to the nearest emergency room. These symptoms indicate potentially serious problems, and need immediate attention.