Lower back pain can make even the most basic tasks difficult, such as sleeping, sitting, and walking.
Back pain is one of the most common conditions suffered throughout the world. As a matter of fact, lower back pain is the single most common cause of disability.
Those who have back pain or other long-term problems can get help from our providers and medical staff. We focus on finding the cause of the condition, correcting it, then educating our patients on how to prevent it from coming back. With us, you don’t have to have surgery or take painkillers to just get by with living your life.
What causes lower back pain?
Lower back pain is typically the result of long term biomechanical disfunctions from previous forgotten injuries. People from their 30s up to their 80s are more prone than others to suffer from low back discomfort. In part, this can be attributed to the physiological changes that come with growing older. The fluid content between the vertebrae in your spine decreases as you become older. Lower back pain can be caused by a wide range of things, including muscle imbalances, posture, degenerative changes, and bad biomechanics. It can be very hard to treat and manage without the proper professional help
Some of the most common lower back pain injuries, diagnoses, and conditions include:
- Strains – The muscles and ligaments in the back can stretch or tear if you do too much.
- Disc injury – The discs in the back are prone to injury.
- Facet Syndrome – The spinal facet joints are small stabilizing joints, which are easily injured and can be extremely painful.
- Sciatica – It is a large nerve which can occur from many back and pelvic conditions. An accurate diagnosis determining its cause is essential for its correction.
- Disc Degeneration – Typically, old injuries will cause excessive “wear and tear” resulting in degenerative disc disease.
- Spinal stenosis – A narrowing of the spinal column puts pressure on the spinal cord and its nerves.
- Facet Arthrosis – The spinal facet joints can degenerate causing significant pain and limitations.
- Scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis are all conditions that cause abnormal curvatures in the spine.
- Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints.
- Fibromyalgia is long-term pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, and tendons.
- Spondylitis is inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones.
- Spondylosis is a degenerative disorder that may cause loss of normal spinal structure and function.
Additional health conditions that can cause lower back pain include:
- Kidney and bladder problems
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
When should I see a doctor if I have lower back pain?
If any of the following applies to you contact us now for prompt assistance with the problem:
- There is an increase in the intensity of or a widening of your discomfort to include your lower extremities.
- Your pain begins to interfere with your daily activities, or it interferes with activities in a way that is more than normal.
- Your pain medication isn’t working as well as it used to.
- Your currect treatments are just covering up the pain and not correcting the problem.
How can lower back pain be treated?
Johnson Medical Center’s treatment for lower back pain can enhance your mobility and comfort, no matter what your condition or pain level is.
The medical staff at Johnson Medical Center is well-versed in the evaluation, treatment, and management of individuals with a wide range of lower back pain conditions. They can diagnose the root cause of your lower back discomfort and devise a treatment plan that includes manual treatments, medical intervention, exercises, and patient education to prevent the condition from reoccurring.
Treatment may include:
- Class IV laser therapy
- Trigger Point Injections
- Spinal Flexion Distraction (Cox’s technique)
- Lumbar Spinal Decompression Traction
- Specific targeted stretching
- Spinal manipulation
- Customized strengthening exercises
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- Ultrasound, Interferential, and other physical modalities.
- PRP soft tissue and joint injections
- PAF (purified amniotic fluid) soft tissue and joint injections
- Wharton’s Jelly (umbilical cord tissue) soft tissue and joint injections
- Customized Lumbosacral support bracing
- Extremity manipulations and functional supports
Put an end to your lower back discomfort and reclaim your life!
Call us now to set up an appointment at our office.