Lower Back Pain Causes & Treatment
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints we hear about at our Harlingen, TX practice. It’s not surprising since about 31 million Americans experience are affected. Back pain can make it difficult to move around-- let alone run errands, exercise or just go to work. The back is made up of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, so it can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing your pain. While car accidents and sports injuries can certainly lead to lower back pain, here are some other common causes:
- Bad posture
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Compression fracture
- Kidney stones and kidney infections
Pinpointing the source of your pain will help us to create an individualized treatment plan to target and eliminate your back pain effectively. Our pain management specialists are here to help diagnose, prevent, treat and even manage your pain.
While those with minor back pain can often alleviate their symptoms through simple at-home measures, those with more moderate to severe back pain, or those dealing with chronic back pain, may not experience the same relief through these conservative methods. This is where we come in. By discussing your unique medical history and running diagnostic tests, we can determine the source of your lower back pain and get you on the road to recovery.
Common treatment options for lower back pain include:
Performing specific exercises as recommended by our pain management doctors
- Trying lower impact exercises like walking or swimming
- Resting and avoiding activities that could affect your back
- Prescription or over-the-counter pain medications
- Heating or ice therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Steroid injections
It’s easy to let your lower back pain take over your life, but this is something that you don’t have suffer through day. Our team of doctors is here to ensure that you get the treatments you need to lead a pain-free life. You are more than your pain. Discover what it’s like to live without it! Call our pain management office today at (877) 441-7246 to schedule your next appointment.
Get relief from your lower back pain in our Cameron County office! Call our office in Harlingen to schedule a consultation!