Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Back Pain When Standing …
"I have no pain when I lay down or sit, but if I stand more than five minutes the pain is unbearable, what can this be?"
This sounds like a disc issue. When pain is this severe and depends on position like this, it can often be a protruded disc. Similarly, a bulged or severely degenerated disc can give the same symptoms.
Often what happens is, in one position- in this case sitting or laying down- the muscles are relaxed and the inflammation is minimal. When this person changes position to a standing position the inflammation builds, in this case within about 5 minutes the pressure on the nerves is severe.
A disc injury like a herniation or protrusion can often put significant pressure on a nerve, hence severe pain. It also depends exactly where the protruded disc is. Depending on the level of the spine, the position of the herniation in relation to the nerves, and the size of the herniation can determine the severity of the pain or what kind of pain you have.
A positive note in this type of pain!... Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression helps significantly with protruded or herniated discs and you lay on your back with your legs supported. If you are experiencing this kind of back and leg pain, call our office for a consultation.
CT Spine and Disc Center is located in central Connecticut- Specializing in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call us at 860-633-8756 to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression
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