Back pain that starts suddenly can be quite alarming to patients. One moment you’re feeling fine with no pain and the next moment you have severe excruciating pain in your lower back and sometimes even down your legs like a funny bone sensation. The most common reason to have acute back pain is damage to your lower back’s disks. This causes excruciating severe pain with rapid onset. It is very important for patients to be seen by a spine specialist to evaluate the patient order appropriate tests and imaging and have a care plan. There are other reasons for acute back pain that also need to be ruled out.
Dr. Lee Griffith says, “I personally ruptured a disc in my low back 13 years ago and had severe acute back pain and leg pain. I can remember it very clearly because of how uncomfortable I was no matter what I tried to reduce the pain.”
At Precision Spine Care we can see patients quickly diagnose the cause of the pain and be able to have a treatment plan in order so patients can feel better as fast as possible.
The above information is for general education purposes only. Please ask your doctor specific questions during your visit.