Back pain is very common condition that we see here in the office. More often than not, people say the didn’t do anything but all of sudden their back started hurting. Sometimes even after bending forward to tie their shoelaces! Your back likely had issues well before the onset of pain and it didn’t take much to finally push things over the edge. A common cause of pain is a disc herniation. This is a jelly like substance that protrudes from the inside of the disc. When this happens, you can get sharp, electric type sensations in your leg and buttock. The pain can be so excruciating that you can’t sit down or even sleep. It feels absolutely miserable! Fortunately, the severe symptoms will resolve over time for most, but there can be lingering issues with pain, numbness, and weakness. Physical therapy and strengthening your core is a good first step to help with your discomfort. Sometimes various types of injections including epidural injections may be needed to calm the pain down. Looking at the overall structural issues and addressing them is very important to prevent further issues. In our office, we address part of his with regenerative treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).