Back pain is one of the most common conditions seen by medical professionals, and is often very painful and debilitating. The most common causes of lower back pain are a strain or sprain. A strain refers to the tearing of a muscle or tendon, while a sprain refers to the tearing of a ligament. These tears, which result from an injury like lifting a heavy object, inflammation from gradual overuse, and in some cases, muscle spasms. Another common cause of back pain is Sciatica. A diagnosis of Sciatica means there is irritation to the sciatic nerve: The largest nerve in the body. Typically symptoms consist of pain, numbness, and tingling sensations down the leg. SickDay Medical Practitioners can provide a full evaluation, and can treat most back pain in the comfort of your home. Book an appointment over the phone or online.