Low Back Pain / Back Injury

Low Back Pain / Back Injury

When do you need Low Back Pain Treatment?

Whether you lift heavy items for your job or simply have a slipped disk from a pesky athletic injury, lower back pain is likely to plague you at some point in your life. Low back pain can result from an acute injury or from chronic overuse that leads to arthritis. This, in turn, can break down the fluid-filled disks in your spine that act as shock absorbers. Whatever the cause, there are some practices you can do to strengthen your back and keep lower back pain at bay.

Alleviate can help diagnose your back pain to try and find the root cause and the appropriate back pain treatment option.

 

  • Where is Your Lower Back Pain Coming From?

    It is common to experience pain in one or more common areas. The spine and muscles in the back usually contribute to lower back pain. Common causes of back pain include:

    Herniated Discs: A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) that sit between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack to make your spine.

    A spinal disk has a soft, jellylike center (nucleus) encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior (annulus). Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus.

    A herniated disk, which can occur in any part of the spine, can irritate a nearby nerve. Depending on where the herniated disk is, it can result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.

    Many people have no symptoms from a herniated disk. Surgery is usually not necessary to relieve the problem.

  • What are treatments for Low Back Pain and Back Injuries?

    After you injure your back, your first intuitions may lead you to a hot bath or a comfortable bed. Although these remedies may make your back feel better immediately, such actions are to be viewed as very short-term remedies. In addition, some people resort to such things as icing the back, resting the back and compressing the specific target area. While some of these home remedies will give you quick relief, they are not to be used as repetitive and ultimate solutions.

  • Alleviate offers a wide variety of lower back pain and back injury treatments including:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release
    • Muscle Energy Techniques
    • Home Exercise Programs
    • Various Non-Surgical Injections
    • Various Non-Surgical Blocks
    • Interventional Procedures
    • Endoscopic Spine Procedure
  • What do I do next?

    The first step in treating back pain is to make an appointment to see a Pain Specialist or a Spine Specialist for a back pain diagnosis and to learn your back pain treatment options.

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