Lower Back Pain
The lumbar region of the spine, or lower back area, is a common source of pain for many people. Acute, or temporary, pain can be felt from straining muscles or injuring components of the spine, but many people suffer from chronic lower back pain. There are a wide variety of possible causes of lower back pain. This can make it difficult to determine the source and find the best treatment. At Medici Spine & Pain, we have advanced diagnostic capabilities and an intricate understanding of the spinal components to help diagnose and effectively treat lower back pain.
Many different spinal conditions can cause pain in the lower back region. There is also the possibility that more than one issue is causing pain. The lumbar spine is under the most pressure from the weight of the body and its lower position. Some common issues that cause lower back pain include:
- Muscle spasms
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Compression fractures
- Spondylosis or osteoarthritis
Determining what is causing the pain is the first step to finding the right treatment. Imaging can identify some issues within the musculoskeletal system, but pain is subjective. Even if there is damage to a disc or vertebra that could be causing pain, it is not necessarily the only source of pain. In some cases, it can require trial and error of treatments to determine the specific source of lower back pain.
Treatments for Lumbar Spine Conditions
Our pain physicians at Medici Spine & Pain offer a multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain. We focus on finding the source of the pain and providing patients with conservative treatments to fix the issue for long-term relief. Lower back pain often responds well to non-invasive treatments such as physical therapy, PENS, injection therapy and medication management. We also offer minimally-invasive endoscopic spine surgery at our Marietta surgical center, if the source of pain can be repaired.
If you suffer from chronic lower back pain and want to explore treatment options for long-term relief, contact Medici Spine & Pain today. We have clinics in the Atlanta area and accept many forms of insurance.