Discogenic Pain

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What is it?

Discogenic pain is a generalized term, used to refer to pain coming from one or more of your spinal discs. These spinal discs are the soft cushions that allow the bones of your spine to flex and twist. Discogenic pain is a very common reason for acute or chronic back pain, affecting about six million people in the United States alone. 

What causes discogenic pain?

At this time, medical professionals do not know the exact cause of discogenic pain. However, research leads us to believe that it could be associated with irritation of the tiny nerves that are located in the outer wall of the vertebral disc. There is still work to be done to discover exactly why these nerves become irritated in the first place. It could be linked to genetics, activities, acute injuries, etc. 

If you’re struggling with discogenic pain, don’t wait any longer – reach out today! Dr. Khan and his team would be more than happy to work on a solution tailored specifically to relieve your discomfort while also providing emotional support along the way. By taking all the details of managing chronic pain into account – including lifestyle aspects such as diet and exercise – they can ensure maximum relief from your discogenic pain in both the short-term and long-term future. Don’t let chronic discomfort keep you from living life; take control now by speaking with an expert at Apex Interventional Pain & Spine today!

What are the symptoms of discogenic pain?

With this condition, the pain can vary between feeling quite sharp or fairly dull. It tends to show up as lower back pain, although the pain can travel down through the buttocks, groin, and thighs. Individuals who are experiencing discogenic pain will often feel it during activities such as sitting, bending forward, coughing, or sneezing. However, sometimes, this condition can also manifest as back pain that does not have an obvious reason or cause.