Lower Back Pain
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Lower back pain is a very common condition that typically develops from overuse or is the result of another medical condition, such as an injury. Lower back pain can be short-lived or chronic, depending on the cause.

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How Do I Know If I Have Lower Back Pain?

As people age, bones and muscles start to deteriorate. The shock absorbing benefit of intervertebral discs begins to fade as they break down, making spinal disc issues a concern. Together, these issues can result in lower back pain ranging from a dull ache to radiating pain. 

Common Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Common symptoms include: 

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Dull to severe range of pain

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

The most common conditions that cause lower back pain include: 

  • Radiculopathy: injured, strained or inflamed nerves in the lower back. 
  • Spinal Stenosis: pressure on the spinal cord from a narrowing spinal canal. 
  • Sciatica: compression of the sciatic nerve causing pain along the nerve path. 
  • Disc Degenerative Disease: breaking down of spinal discs from wear-and tear of the spine and back.
  • Herniated Discs: the soft center of the disc leaks outside of the outer layer, pressing on nearby nerves. 
  • Pinched Nerve: pressure or compression of a nerve as it exits the spinal column. 
  • Facet Joint Disease: degeneration of joints in the spine 
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Smoking 

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from a lower back condition? Start your diagnosis with our confidential condition checker tool. 

How is Lower Back Pain Treated?

To treat lower back pain, a spine specialist will need to determine the underlying condition that is causing your pain. There are a variety of diagnostic methods to pinpoint exactly where your lower back pain is coming from, such as: 

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • X-Rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Visual examinations

Non-Surgical Treatments for Lower Back Pain

At-home treatment can provide some pain relief, but when lower back pain interferes with your daily life or pain is no longer responding to conservative treatment, it may be time to seek surgical treatment options. 

Surgical Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Surgical treatment options for lower back pain are directly related to the underlying condition causing the pain. Common surgical treatments include: 

  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Axial Fusion
  • Endoscopic Foraminotomy
  • Facet Fusions
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Coccygectomy
  • Resurfacing Shoulder Replacement Treatment

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