Back Pain

Back pain and joint pain are some of the most common manageable medical problems across the globe. Dr. Dominic Cusumano’s practice, located in Warren, MI, is a top provider of back pain and joint pain treatments. The practice uses advanced methods to diagnose and manage joint and back pain so patients can lead comfortable and healthy lives.

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Back Pain

What causes back pain and joint pain?

Back and joint pain can occur at any age for both men and women and is one of the most common health concerns in the U.S. There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain comes on suddenly and is typically caused by a car accident or a slip-and-fall. Chronic pain is commonly brought on by poor posture, osteoporosis, or arthritis that happens over time. Due to the many factors that can lead to back and joint discomfort, it’s important to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of your pain.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks, and leg. Up to 90% of people recover from sciatica without surgery. The most common symptom of sciatica is lower back pain that extends through the hip and buttock and down one leg. The pain usually affects only one leg and may get worse when you sit, cough, or sneeze. The leg may also feel numb, weak, or tingly at times. The symptoms of sciatica tend to appear suddenly and can last for days or weeks. Mild cases of sciatic may resolve on their own without treatment, but more severe or persistent cases may require injections to relieve pain and inflammation.

What causes arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and can affect one or multiple joints. There are two primary types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (OA) caused by the normal wear and tear of joints and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease.

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. An infection or injury to the joints can exacerbate this natural breakdown of cartilage tissue. Your risk of developing OA may be higher if you have a family history of the disease.

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At Eastpointe Internists, P.C., we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed or for insurance related questions.

A partial list of supported insurances

Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Cigna, Cofinity, HAP (Health Alliance Plan), Humana, Medicare, Meridian Health Plan, Priority Health, Total Health Care, United Healthcare