BACK PAIN DOCTOR ST PETERSBURG – BACK PAIN ST PETE
Dr. Harish Patel, M.D. has over 25 years experience in helping patients who have had to deal with
the back pain and the real life effects it can have on you. We are located right in the heart of Pinellas County.
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Compassionate Care, Professional Staff and 25+ Years Experience – Serving all of Tampa Bay
Back pain is pain felt in the back. The back is divided into middle back pain (thoracic), lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) based on the segment affected. Neck pain (cervical), which is considered an independent entity, can involve similar processes.
The lumbar area is the most common area for pain, as it supports most of the weight in the upper body. Episodes of back pain may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Discomfort can radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include numbness or weakness in the legs and arms.