There are numerous causes of low back pain, from age-related changes in your spine to muscle strains from lifting heavy things. Our expert team treats all types of low back pain, including:
Depending on the cause, your low back pain may occur suddenly, or it may develop gradually and worsen over time.
First, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may ask you to describe when the pain started and whether it improves or worsens with changes in activity.
Then, they carefully examine your back and check for areas of pain and ask you to bend in different directions to evaluate your range of motion. They may also take tests, such as a digital X-ray, to look for abnormalities.
Once they determine the cause of your low back pain, we will recommend the best course of treatment for your specific condition. Treatment for low back pain may include:
If your low back pain doesn’t improve after several months of conservative treatment, you may be a candidate for surgery.