Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain has the potential to alter your life in a number of ways. From the way you sleep to the way you work, if you don’t deal with this pain in the appropriate manner it’ll continue to affect you well into the future.The first thing you need to do is identify the cause of your lower back pain. Some of the most common culprits include:
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Facet joint dysfunction
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Compression fracture
Upon receiving a diagnosis, your medical team can help you decide on the best plan of action. For example, if you have a muscle strain or ligament sprain, rest and ice therapy may be all you need to get back to normal.
However, if you have a more serious injury, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, a more advanced treatment strategy may be necessary, which can include surgery.
Don’t let your lower back pain linger. The sooner you take action, the sooner you’ll understand your injury and how to treat it once and for all.
Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.