Lower Back Pain

IStock 000049725950 Large, Action Sports MedicineLower back pain is the most common and debilitating type of back injury. Roughly 40% of people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Our lower backs handle the twisting and turning of our body, and are constantly under duress. This can lead to a wide variety of injuries, some very minor while others chronic and severe. In most cases, lower back pain is caused by a muscle or joint strain, and should resolve itself in a few weeks. If the pain lasts longer, we’d advise you see a doctor to rule out a more serious condition.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be a result of many different reasons including the following:

  • Muscle sprain, strain or spasm
  • Irritated nerve
  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Poor posture
  • Sleep position

Pain may radiate down the legs as well.

While lower back pain is a common condition, it may also be an indication of another condition which may be far more serious. After obtaining a medical history, the physician may conduct the following tests to confirm diagnosis and determine treatment

Common Conditions Treated

  • Strain
  • Myofascial Syndrome
  • Herniated Disk
  • Lumbar Facet Disorder
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disease
  • and more…

Treatment Options

Conservative Treatment

Minimally Invasive Treatment

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