Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management
Pain Management Physicians located in Staten Island, NY & Hartsdale, NY
Lower back pain affects almost everybody at some point in life, but persistent back pain can make everyday activities difficult to do. The expert pain management team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management offers nonsurgical treatments for lower back pain at two convenient locations in Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York. If lower back pain is interfering with your life, call or book an appointment online.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What is lower back pain?
Your lower back, or lumbar spine region, is made up of five large vertebrae (backbones) connected with a network of nerves, ligaments, and muscles. This complex structure provides your lower back with strength, support, and flexibility. However, this also leaves your lower back vulnerable to pain and injury.
The type of back pain you experience varies based on the location and severity of your injury. Pain may appear gradually or come on suddenly. You may experience pain only during certain activities, such as bending over, or it may be constant.
No matter what type of pain you’re experiencing, the skilled team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management develops a personalized treatment plan to help you avoid spine surgery.
What causes lower back pain?
From overactivity and muscle soreness to wear-and-tear damage that comes with aging, there are many possible causes of lower back pain. The team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management treats various causes of lower back pain, including:
- Herniated or ruptured disc
- Disc degeneration
- Degenerative spondylolisthesis
- Spinal stenosis
Herniated discs often occur with sciatica, a condition that causes pain to radiate from your lower back through the hip and leg.
How do you diagnose and treat lower back pain?
Your caring provider at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management begins by discussing your symptoms and medical history. Then, they examine your back. During the exam, they may ask you to move your back in different directions to check for pain.
They may also take imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to evaluate the bones and soft tissues of your back.
Then, they recommend the best non-operative treatment for your particular case of lower back pain. This may include facet injections, which involve injecting anti-inflammatory medication directly into the affected joint in your lumbar spine.
Other possible treatments include:
- Physical therapy
- Oral medicines
- Back braces
- Nerve Blocks
At Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management, the goal is to help you avoid spine surgery whenever possible. If you suffer from lower back pain, call or book an appointment online today.
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