Location of Symptoms

Find the source of your back pain with our symptom locator.

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Finding the source of your back pain

Location of Symptoms

Finding the Source of Your Back Pain

To help us diagnose your condition, we need to know where your symptoms are located. Where are you experiencing pain? Do you feel any numbness or tingling? When you visit us at the Michigan Spine Clinic, we will take the time to listen to the description of your discomfort in detail and use that to find the source of your pain.

The following symptom locator tool can help you better understand your pain and provide you with a list of conditions that most commonly produce the pain, numbness, or tingling, you may be experiencing. By clicking on a category below, you can begin to narrow down the various types of conditions that may be causing you distress, keeping in mind that your final diagnosis may be different from what you find here.

It is important to us that our patients educate themselves and the information you find here will assist you when you come in for your visit. At the Michigan Spine Clinic, we use a comprehensive approach to assess and diagnose your condition with methods that may include tests such as X-rays and MRIs.

Click on the area or areas where you experience the most pain:

Acquired Kyphosis

Acquired kyphosis typically develops in adults and can be related to degeneration from the aging process or from trauma, inflammation, osteoporosis, infection or cancer. A rounded, hunchback appearance is indicative of acquired kyphosis and once diagnosed through imaging and occasionally… Read More

Burst Fractures

A burst fracture is a type of spinal injury in which a vertebrae breaks from a high-energy axial (Vertical) load (car accidents or falls from height), with all or pieces of the vertebra pushed into surrounding tissues and sometimes the… Read More

Cervical Facet Disease

The bones of the spine are connected by facet joints. Each facet joint is no larger than a thumbnail and has two medial nerves, located in bony grooves in the spine, which carry the sensation of pain to your brain…. Read More

Cervical Herniated Disc

A cervical herniated disc (occurring in the neck area of the spine) can cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling or pain in the back or arms. It can also cause muscle weakness and balance/coordination issues if the spinal cord is… Read More

Cervical Myelopathy

Myelopathy is compression of the spinal cord by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal cord), resulting in pinching of the spinal cord in the cervical or thoracic spinal regions. This can cause weakness, numbness, pain (radiculopathy),… Read More

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