If your quality of life has been reduced due to chronic low back pain, you have plenty of company. More than eight out of 10 Americans suffer from back discomfort. Don’t ignore your persistent pain. Seek low back interventional pain management from Anil Chenthitta, MD, an experienced doctor who has compiled some important facts you need to know about your treatment options.
What Causes Low Back Pain?
This common condition does not just happen because of the natural aging process.
Low back pain affects many people for a variety of reasons, including:
- Strenuous activity, exercise, bending, or lifting
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Bulging or ruptured discs
- Disc degeneration or injury
Other back pain is due to chronic conditions, such as:
- Spinal stenosis
When to See a Doctor
Take your low back pain seriously and seek help from a doctor when you’ve exhausted at-home remedies, such as rest, heat, cold packs, and over-the-counter medications. Medical attention is needed when your anguishing low back pain lasts for more than two weeks.
Serious symptoms you may experience can be described as:
- Aching, dull, sharp, or stabbing pain when walking or standing
- Radiating pain to lower extremities
- Worsened pain with extended sitting, bending, or lifting
- Decreased range of motion and mobility
- Difficulty going from standing to sitting
- Muscle spasms
- Tightness in hips and pelvis
Other alarming symptoms contributable to low back pain are:
- Leg weakness, tingling, numbing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Feverish temperature
- Bowel and bladder problems
Treatment Options for Low Back Pain
Depending on your examination and the doctor’s assessment of the underlying cause(s) of your low back pain, there are various treatment options that could be recommended.
Effective treatment for low back pain can include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Steroids – orally or via injection
- Muscle relaxant
- Physical therapy
It’s Time to Explore Treatment Options for Your Low Back Pain
Let us help you manage your low back pain with the latest interventional treatment options. Schedule your consultation today at Nova Interventional Pain and Spine serving Lansdowne and surrounding Virginia areas by contacting us today.