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Lower Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Lower Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Dr. Charla Fischer
  • Feb 08, 2017

About 80 % adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. And, if on time actions are not taken it can lead to chronic and unbearable pain. Dr. Charla Fischer is a top rated best in a class specialist, who routinely diagnoses and offers support for Low Back Pain Treatment NY. Lower back pain is a common medical condition which affects adults at some or the other point in their lives. Fortunately, these episodes are short-lived in most people, but few develop chronic back pain and it requires immediate surgery.

What are the causes of lower back pain?

It usually occurs due to the strain of muscles or ligaments caused by repetitive bending, heavy lifting, accident, fall or sudden movement and awkward strains. Other reasons are herniated disc, degeneration of disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, fractures, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia or infections. Back pain gets worse at night, or when you lie down, it causes difficulty in standing, walking or moving. You may also feel numbness, weakness or tingling sensation in buttocks, genitals and legs.

What are the risk Factors for lower back pain?

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Pregnancy
  • Stressful activities
  • Injury
  • Smoking
  • Fatigue
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Diagnosis
  Pain is usually localized in the lower back, and it can get worse while one sits, stands, bends and twists. In case, a nerve is irritated, the pain can extend to the buttock and leg. The patient may feel numbness too and this pain often subsides after rest. For Back Pain Treatment, specialist asks about patient’s pain, symptoms and reviews his medical history, and conducts the physical test and neurological exam. If the need is, the patient is suggested to undergo X-RAY, CT scan, and MRI.  

Non-surgical treatments of lower back pain are:

  • Medications
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Oral steroids
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antidepressants
  • Physical therapy,
  • Use of hot or cold packs
  • Balance exercises
  • Aerobics
  • Swimming
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture

Lower back pain surgery

Surgery becomes important if patients develop chronic pain and it does not reduce even after taking other alternatives. The surgery can be indicated if nerve problems develop and it starts to hinder day to day routine of the patient. Common back pain treatment surgeries offered by the specialist are spinal fusion, microdosctomy and laminectomy. The choice of techniques and procedures brought to use largely depends on the cause of pain.

What is the right time to contact a Specialist?

Patients usually feel an improvement in lower back pain with physical therapies and alternate methods. However, if these Back Pain Treatments fail to offer any support and your condition does not improve, you may require immediate medical attention. Call Dr. Fischer, if your back pain gets worse and you need someone to offer Low Back Pain Treatment NY.

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