Low back pain is a common medical concern that affects adults. As you age, your body is likely to develop degenerative disorders that may result in back pain. If you’re looking for a solution for your back pain, contact Dr. Adam Camp.
What Are the Different Causes of Low Back Pain?
Your lower back pain is prone to developing painful medical problems, considering that it supports your upper body and undergoes numerous movements, including bending and twisting. If low back pain is left untreated, it may deteriorate and trigger other complications or cause disability. As you age, you’re likely to develop degenerative conditions that may result in pain. Some of the conditions that may cause low back pain include:
- Herniated disc
- Facet joint arthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
Degenerative disorders can also result in joint pain in your hips. You may also develop low back pain due to sudden twisting, poor body mechanics, and repetitive movement.
How Is Hip Pain Related to Low Back Pain?
You may experience hip pain due to an injury in your hip joint or degenerative disease in your hip. However, hip pain can also be a manifestation of a problem in your lower back. You may also develop excruciating pain in your sacroiliac (SI) joint, which is located between your hip and your lower spine. SI-related pain may be confused with low back pain. SI joint pain often occurs due to joint inflammation, stiffening of ligaments, or arthritis.
When Should You See a Doctor for Low Back Pain?
In most cases, low back pain improves gradually with over-the-counter medications, self-care, and home treatment. However, if you experience the following symptoms, you may need professional care:
- Severe pain that deteriorates over time.
- Persistent pain over an extended period.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Numbness, muscle weakness, or a tingling sensation down your legs.
In rare cases, low back pain may indicate a life-threatening medical condition which makes it paramount to seek immediate medical attention.
What Are the Available Treatments for Low Back Pain?
During your appointment at Advanced Pain Solutions, the caring team performs a comprehensive medical exam to determine the root cause of your pain. They may also review your medical history before deciding on the appropriate treatment for you. Your treatment plan may include:
- Facet joint injection
- Epidural steroid injection
- Posterior SI fusion (PsiF)
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Sacroiliac joint steroid injection
- Vertiflex Superion Indirect Decompression System
- Facet radiofrequency ablation
- Facet medial branch block
Posterior SI fusion (PsiF) refers to a surgical implant that joins your SI, steadying the joint and alleviating your pain. Vertiflex superion is a minimally invasive surgical implant that the implant inserts between your two vertebrae. The implant separates the affected vertebrae, relaxing the pinched nerves and relieving your pain.
Do not allow low back pain to prevent you from living your life to the fullest. In case you experience lower back pain that deteriorates with time, contact Advanced Pain Solutions or schedule an online appointment to begin your treatment.