Novocur: What causes back pain, and how to fix it

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Why Is My Back Always Aching?
Have you ever wondered what is happening in your back to make it hurt like crazy? The causes of chronic back pain can be categorized into three general categories: degenerative changes, spinal disc problems and spondylolisthesis.
Degenerative Changes
Simple wear and tear, or degenerative arthritis, is often the culprit of chronic back pain.  Wear and tear can often cause the formation of bone spurs that can press on nerve tissue causing pain.  In other cases, degeneration causes bone to thicken - when this happens in the canals that carry your nerves or spinal cord it can lead to pain.  This narrowing of the nerve canals is also called "stenosis".  Degenerative changes can also affect the mobility of the facet joints on the back side of your spine.  The facet joints are where most of your spinal range of motion occurs. Injuries from sports or car accidents accelerate degeneration in your back or neck.
Spinal Disc Problems
The shock absorbing pads between the bones of your spine are called "discs".  The construction of spinal discs can be compared to a jelly donut. They are softer in the center and harder on the outside. Sometimes the soft jelly center can explode out from the center of the disc to the outside of the disc (just like when you bite into a jelly donut).  This is called a "disc herniation" and will often cause pressure to be applied to the spinal cord or nerve roots the lie just behind your spinal discs.  Also, as we age our spinal discs can become compressed and thinner, not giving us the same shock absorbing capability they once did.  Disc thinning can also narrow the canals that your nerve tissues lay within causing pain.
Spondylolisthesis
First of all, don't worry about pronouncing this word properly!  Second of all, spondylolisthesis is a fancy word that means one bone in your spine has slipped forward in comparison to the one above or below it. This problem can stretch the nerve tissue of your spinal cord or nerve roots that run behind these spinal vertebrae. This can cause pain in your back as well as down one or both legs. Interestingly, babies who learn to walk too early (9 months old or earlier) often develop this issue later in life.
Novocur Can Help!!
Novocur has helped thousands of back pain sufferers become pain free and they can probably help you too.  Our doctors have been fellowship trained in all aspects of pain management. Call today for a free consultation.  Most patients achieve vast improvement on their very first visit. Novocur is Medicare Certified and AAAHC accredited. Call 480.855.NOVO (6686) today, or visit Novocur on the web at http://www.novocur.com/


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