Back pain is one of the most common conditions that may be experienced by any individual; it is in fact the leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain symptoms can range in intensity from mild to severe. Although research shows that females are more susceptible to back pain, back pain can affect any gender or age group.

Signs and symptoms

  • Inflammation or swelling on the back
  • Numbness around the lower body
  • Persistent back pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Limited flexibility or limited range of motion of the back

Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.


Most cases of acute back pain are relieved with a few weeks of home treatment but should back pain be persistent or gets severe, it is important to visit a doctor. Doctors may prescribe pain relieving or muscle relaxant medication, arrange for physical therapy to help regain or maximize body functions and may order diagnostic tests to rule out more egregious ailments.

Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler and our Team for Back Pain Treatment

At Northern Neurology Specialties, we are equipped with the necessary knowledge to help you with the treatment and rehabilitation of back pain. Besides our ability to conduct a full medical diagnosis of your back pain, our network of referral experts in physiotherapy can apply a variety of treatments to help reduce pain on the affected areas or advise you on exercises to increase your flexibility and improve your posture. A tailored and individualized treatment plan will be customized for you by our medical team. Contact us today to talk to a specialist.