Lower Back Pain

Understanding Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can stem from various causes, including:

Muscular Strain: Straining or injuring the muscles and ligaments in the lower back due to lifting heavy objects, sudden movements, or poor posture.

Herniated Disc: When the soft cushion-like discs between the vertebrae in your spine become damaged or ruptured, it can result in nerve compression and lower back pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease: The natural wear and tear of the spinal discs over time can lead to chronic lower back pain.

Spinal Stenosis: The narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the nerves in the lower back, causing pain and discomfort.

Arthritis: Conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lower back and lead to pain and stiffness.

Other Factors: Other factors such as poor posture, obesity, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to lower back pain.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Identifying the symptoms of degenerative disc disease is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment. Common symptoms associated with this condition include:

Chronic or intermittent back or neck pain

Pain that worsens with movement or certain activities

Pain that radiates to the arms or legs

Numbness or tingling in the extremities

Muscle weakness or loss of coordination

Stiffness and reduced flexibility


Finding Relief and Treatment Options

At Metropolitan Neurosurgery Brain & Spine, we understand the impact that lower back pain can have on your daily life. Our goal is to provide you with information on relief strategies and various treatment options to help you manage and overcome your lower back pain effectively.

Non-Surgical Treatment

Heat and cold therapy to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.

Proper posture and ergonomics to maintain a healthy spine alignment.

Gentle stretching and exercises that focus on strengthening the core and back muscles.

Massage therapy and relaxation techniques to relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation.

Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or muscle relaxants to manage pain and inflammation.

Physical therapy tailored to your specific needs and goals, including exercises, manual therapy, and specialized techniques.

Chiropractic care to address spinal misalignments and promote natural healing.

Minimally invasive interventions such as epidural steroid injections or nerve blocks for targeted pain relief.

Surgical options may be considered in severe cases or when conservative treatments have not provided adequate relief.


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Don’t let Lower Back Pain hold you back any longer. Start your journey to recovery today by calling or requesting an appointment.
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