Chronic Back and Leg Pain
Chronic Back and Leg Pain occurs daily for months to years.
Read more about causes of Chronic Back and Leg Pain below.
The joints and discs of the spine wear out as we age.
Everyone develops spinal arthritis to some degree, but not everyone experiences pain.
Common symptoms are stiffness in the morning and pain with bending motions.
Physical therapy to strengthen the back and core muscles is the mainstay of treatment.
When arthritis leads to painful nerve compression, surgery may be an option.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a spinal bone slips forward on the bone below.
This can occur due to arthritis, trauma, or stress fractures.
Spondylolisthesis can cause pain when there is spinal instability or nerve compression.
Types of spondylolisthesis can be treated with physical therapy and activity modification.