Lumbar (Low) Back Pain
In many cases, low back pain can be treated conservatively and the pain will subside after a few days. This treatment may include the use of medications to reduce inflammation and over the counter pain relievers. The use of cold or hot compresses may help reduce pain and inflammation and allow for greater mobility in some patients as well. Depending on the condition, your doctor may recommend a modified conservative treatment including prescription pain and anti-inflammatory medication as well as physical therapy as well as possible epidural steroid injections.
Pain that lasts longer than three months is considered chronic and may need to be treated with a more intensive treatment. In some cases, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments or massage therapy can be beneficial for low back pain. However, if there is an underlying condition that is causing low back pain such as sciatica or other problems, surgery may be considered. Surgery has proven beneficial for conditions such as sciatica or certain progressive nerve problems caused by herniated discs. The main goal of the surgery is to relieve pain caused by underlying conditions.
Our experts at SCCNS perform the most minimally invasive and technologically advanced surgeries available today and remain at the forefront of the advancement of surgical procedures that enable people to live an active, normal life. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts can help you in all aspects of treatment both conservative and surgical.