24 Sep Scottsdale Back Pain: If You Have This Condition, You’re at a Greater Risk
Back pain is experienced by the majority of adults and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., which is why Dr. Nikesh Seth at Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in treating this debilitating pain. Rated the “Top Doc” in the area every year since 2015, you only deserve to have the absolute best-taking care of your Scottsdale back pain.
While back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, research shows that those with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at an especially increased risk of developing back pain.
The full research is available in the European Spine Journal and considers figures from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort. The goal was to determine if respiratory disorders increased the likelihood (and risks) of lower back pain in those who had no previous report of back pain.
Studies Show Asthma Patients Experience Increased Risk Of Back Pain
In total, 17,177 adults were surveyed and they were asked about back pain in the past six months. Researchers found that those with asthma did have an increased risk of back pain, though it was not “statistically significant.” However, those with COPD had a significantly increased risk for lower back pain. Those with both asthma and COPD were especially at risk of lower back pain.
The body is a complex, holistic system so it’s no surprise that one condition (like COPD) can cause pain in a seemingly unrelated part of the body. Treating the entire body and being aware of possible side effects is key to effective pain management. Many times, pain can present in one part of the body even if the cause is somewhere else.
If you have back pain in Scottsdale, it’s critical to work with a pain clinic that understands your needs and goals. There are options for treating back pain beyond medication and surgery.
Alternative Treatments For Back Pain
Spinal injections, ARP Wave Therapy, and radiofrequency ablation are just a few possibilities. However, every pain management approach starts with a correct diagnosis and understanding of comorbidities.
If you have asthma or COPD, it’s a good idea to start thinking about potential back pain.
Schedule Your Back Pain Consultation Today
If you already have back pain, relief is available. Call Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552 and book your appointment with Dr. Nikesh Seth.