How Can Stiff and Tight Muscles Cause Back Pain?

Back pain is something a lot of us deal with.   One of the main culprits?   Stiff and tight muscles.   Let’s dive into how these muscle issues can lead to back pain and what you can do about it!   TREAT YOUR BACK PAIN TODAY   How Muscles Support Your Back Muscles are… Continue reading How Can Stiff and Tight Muscles Cause Back Pain?

Can a Herniated Disc Cause Permanent Nerve Damage?

A herniated disc occurs when the soft inside of a spinal disc pushes out through a tear in the outer layer.    This can hurt or press on nearby nerves, causing pain and other issues.    It’s important to know if this condition can lead to permanent nerve damage – let’s check it out in… Continue reading Can a Herniated Disc Cause Permanent Nerve Damage?

How Do You Fix Spinal Stenosis Without Surgery?

Dealing with spinal stenosis can be challenging, but surgery isn’t the only solution.    At Southwest Pain Management, we focus on conservative, patient-centered treatments that help you avoid unnecessary surgeries and reduce your reliance on pain medications.    This article will explore non-surgical ways to fix spinal stenosis and how our team can help.  … Continue reading How Do You Fix Spinal Stenosis Without Surgery?

Understanding Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can happen anywhere from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage. Upper back pain can have several causes. Things like car accidents, injuries, broken bones, bad posture, disc problems, or even arthritis might prompt the pain. Most of the time, people with mild to moderate upper back… Continue reading Understanding Upper Back Pain

Lower Back Pain: When Should You Get Help?

Low back pain can be one of the most intense pains the human body can experience, especially if the pain is acute and continuous. It is responsible for most off-work days than any other type of pain. Thankfully, if you’re experiencing severe lower back pain, there are some ways that you can get relief. As… Continue reading Lower Back Pain: When Should You Get Help?

Gardening With Back Pain

Now that spring flowers are starting to bloom here in Texas, it more important than ever, to be able to enjoy gardening in a way that is safe for your back. Gardening is great for reducing anxiety and stress but long periods of planting can take a toll on your back or make your existing… Continue reading Gardening With Back Pain

How’s Your Posture?

How many times have you heard your mother say, “stand up straight!”. She was talking about your posture. It is common knowledge that not only a good posture can make you appear your best, but it also impacts your long-term health. Prolonged poor posture can cause pain and injury in your neck and back. Making… Continue reading How’s Your Posture?

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease or DDD is not really a disease despite its name. It is catch-all description to those with spine disc problems. It is a describing a common diagnosis given to people with back pain and is an age-related condition that happens when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae of the… Continue reading Degenerative Disc Disease

Is Pain Keeping You Awake?

Can having sleepless nights worsen pain? The short answer is yes, insomnia can increase stress and worsen pain in those who suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain and insomnia are an unhealthy combination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, chronic pain disturbs the sleep of one in five Americans at least a few nights a… Continue reading Is Pain Keeping You Awake?

What Exactly is Sciatica?

Patients tell me all the time that they have sciatica. Many of them don’t. Sciatica can be confused with other conditions that cause low back pain or hip pain that is referred to the legs. Sciatica diagnosis is fairly specific. It refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. It is… Continue reading What Exactly is Sciatica?