Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain affects at least 80% of us at some point in our lives. Perhaps 20-30% of people can be affected by lower back pain at any given time. While lower back pain is very common, the severity and symptoms of the pain vary greatly. For instance, a muscle strain in your lower back can be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit. While a degenerating disc might cause mild or intermittent discomfort. Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of problems stemming from the nerves, bones, discs and tendons in the lumbar spine or the interconnected network of spinal muscles.
Certain causes of lower back pain have a tendency to occur more often in younger individuals versus older adults. Younger adults ages 30-60 years old are often more likely to experience back pain from the disc space itself (lumbar disc herniation or degenerative disc disease) or from a back muscle strain or other soft tissue strain. Older adults – over 60 years old – are more likely to suffer from pain related to joint degeneration, such as osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis, or from a compression fracture.
Common Sources of Lower Back Pain:
- Irritated large nerve roots in the lower back that runs down the legs
- Irritated smaller nerves that supply the lower back
- Strained paired lower back muscles (erector spinae)
- Damaged joints, ligaments or bones
- A degenerating intervertebral disc
What Chicagoland Medical Can Do For My Lower Back Pain?
Identifying your symptoms and getting a proper diagnosis that can pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain is the first step towards obtaining effective pain relief. At Chicagoland Medical we know that lower back pain can be debilitating and often excruciating. This is why our trained medical professionals are here to help you get back on the right track to a pain-free life. During your first consultation, our doctors will talk with you to discuss the type of pain you are feeling. Then they will do some diagnostic testing to find out where the root of your problem is. Next, we will come up with a customized treatment plan that is right for you. Chicagoland Medical has a plethora of non-invasive treatment options that can help relieve your lower back pain without having to worry about painful surgery. Our trained professionals do not want you to be in any more pain, so give us a call today to make your first appointment!
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