What’s Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

spine healthLower back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. If you’re suffering from this ailment, it’s imperative to take immediate action with the goal of receiving a diagnosis and the proper treatment as soon as possible.

Before you can do anything, you need to know what’s causing your lower back pain. Some of the most common causes of lower back pain include:

·      Muscle strain

·      Muscle spasm

·      Degenerative changes

Muscle strains are common, often as a result of lifting a heavy object or involvement in an accident (such as a slip and fall).

There are more serious causes of lower back pain, including:

·      Herniated disc

·      Spinal stenosis

·      Compression fractures

·      Spondylolisthesis

All of these ailments require professional treatment, as neglecting to do so can result in a more serious injury that limits your ability to live your life.

For example, if you have a herniated disc, surgery may be the only way to correct your problem. But you’ll never know for sure until you consult with a specialist.

If you’re dealing with lower back pain and are in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery, and we’re more than happy to provide you with all the information you need to make the right decisions regarding your health.