Low Back Pain
Low back pain” is a term that encompasses many different types of anatomical injuries, from ligamentous and muscular injury, to herniated discs, vertebral body joint (facet) erosion, and nerve entrapment.
EVALUATING YOUR CONDITION
What causes low back pain?
The first step in treatment of low back pain is accurate diagnosis through a methodical and detailed history and physical examination. It is important to narrow down the cause of the low back pain as specific therapies work better for certain pain conditions.
Although serious episodes of low back pain are as likely to occur following activities of daily living as after moderate/severe trauma, a precipitating event can occasionally help pinpoint a pain source. Sacroiliac joint pain can be most often associated with a traumatic event such as a fall or a motor vehicle accident, whereas a herniated disc may be more likely to cause sciatica, an abrupt shooting “electric” pain down the leg with positional change.
Considering the different origins of low back pain, many different pharmacological medications are available to target your specific type of pain. Moreover, a multifaceted regimen consisting of physical/occupational therapy, interventional procedures appropriate to your condition, and innovative spinal cord stimulation strategies converge to provide you with an opportunity for excellent pain relief and regain of function.
Emerging on the horizon are regenerative treatment strategies designed to reverse or prevent further disc degenerations or erosion and enhance healing. Regenerative medicine utilizes growth factors, gene therapy, and stem cells to promote healing.
What are the symptoms?
- Shooting Back Pain