Here at Men’s Vitality Center, we strive to handle all men’s health issues on your terms, and on your time. As the nation’s leader in men’s health, we’re committed to providing friendly and comfortable care to men of all ages. Your friends and family will see you as a stronger man for seeking appropriate help for your ailments. Suffering from neck, shoulder, or back pain can lower your quality of life, and can cause irritability that has negative effects on your relationships.

Lower back pain affects millions of men each year. Typically, men from 30 to 60 years of age are more likely to experience lower back pain from strain or disc complications (a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease).

Common causes of lower back pain 

One of the most common causes of acute lower back pain is back muscle strain. Lifting a heavy object, sudden movement, or twisting can bring on sudden back pain. This is often due to muscles or ligaments being stretched or developing microscopic tears.  Lower back pain can vary from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. It’s imperative to see a health professional for relief from lower back pain to ensure that it does not impede your life.

Pain that travels from the lower back down into your buttocks, legs, or feet

This pain is often referred to as sciatica. Normally a nerve in the lower spine becomes compressed, causing pain, numbness, and tingling to travel down the sciatic nerve. This nerve serves your buttocks, legs, and feet. In younger males, sciatica can be caused by a wide variety of things, but the most common culprit is a herniated disc. Call the professionals at the Men’s Vitality Center today if you are experiencing sciatica.

Lower back pain that worsens in certain positions and movements

Lumbar degenerative disc disease can be seen in men and women as early as age 20. This happens when lumbar discs between the vertebrae in your spine begin to break down. The damaged disc causes both inflammation and instability, resulting in muscle pain, and sometimes sciatica.  Degenerative disc disease is common and can often be successfully treated if caught early, so speak to your physician today if you are experiencing this type of pain.

Shoulder pain

Does pain radiate to your shoulder when you lift your arms above your head? Maybe you feel shoulder pain when you attempt to pick up an object. Or possibly there is simply pain all the time. Neck and shoulder pain can be caused by a number of conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, bone spurs, and bone cartilage. It’s important that you’re checked out by a health professional here at the Men’s Vitality Center to accurately diagnose your problem so we can begin proper treatment.

See the men’s health clinicians here at the Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson today. Stop living your life in pain – if not for yourself, do it for your family and loved ones.