When should I be concerned about low back pain?
Low back pain refers to pain in the lumbosacral spinal and paraspinal regions. The pain may even radiate to the legs, a condition known as radiculopathy. In mild cases of back pain, the symptoms resolve within one to two weeks on their own.
But, if you continue to feel pain after a week or two and find it interferes with your daily tasks and ability to do the things you love to do, it’s a good idea to seek professional care from Florida Pain Management Institute.
Why is low back pain so common?
Low back pain affects some 80% of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain may be caused by a number of issues, including injuries to soft tissue, poor posture, and general wear-and-tear of aging.
A sports injury, car wreck, or fall are other reasons people experience low back pain by rupturing a disc, causing muscle strain, or tearing a ligament.
Spinal conditions can also lead to pain and degeneration. You’re more vulnerable to low back pain if you suffer:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
Failing to get proper care for these kinds of injuries and conditions can cause long-term pain and dysfunction. Florida Pain Management Institute provides the care you need to manage or resolve low back pain and improve your overall quality of life.
What are the treatments for low back pain?
The providers at Florida Pain Management Institute educate you about the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the spine so you understand how to avoid injury and pain.
If you do have low back pain, the providers offer a multi-faceted approach that includes:
- Pain and anti-inflammatory medication
- Muscle relaxants
- Physical therapy
- Rest and gentle exercise
You may also benefit from epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, and facet joint injections that deliver pain-relieving medications directly to the painful area of the spine.
If you have a sprain, strain, or connective tissue damage, these interventions usually resolve your pain after several months. For patients with structural deformities, your provider develops a long-term pain management plan that effectively combines these interventions to help you ease pain and restore function for the long term.
If you suffer from low back pain, contact Florida Pain Management Institute to get the care you need to find relief. Call the office or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.