Low back pain is a common ailment that plagues many people as their bodies age. At NOVA Interventional Pain and Spine, Dr. Anil Chenthitta offers personalized care and the latest treatment options to help you mitigate your discomfort and get your life back. Call (571) 510-3815 today to schedule a consultation at our Lansdowne, VA office!
"Dr. Chenthitta and staff are very caring and competent. I had low back pain and unable to perform normal activities at times, Dr. Chenthitta performed a procedure that eliminated my back pain. He explains each step of every procedure he performs in a calm and reassuring manner. I highly recommend Dr. Chenthittta if you have any spinal issues." - V.P.
What is the cause of Low Back Pain?
Back pain can vary from person to person. The pain may be intermittent or constant, it can also have a slow onset or come on unexpectedly. There are many causes for back pain such as specific movements and aging process. As we age, degenerative changes occur in our spines.
Back pain can be caused by many factors, including:
- Disc degeneration
- Disc injury
- Spinal stenosis
What are the symptoms of Low Back Pain?
- Can be described as sharp, stabbing, dull, or aching
- Pain that is worsened with bending, lifting, or sitting
- Muscle spasms and tightness in low back, pelvis, or hips
- Difficulty standing up straight, walking, or going from standing to sitting
- Decreased mobility and range of motion
- Radiating pain to lower extremities
Is there a treatment for it?
There are different options for treating your pain that can be discussed with your doctor. Treatment for low back pain can include:
Analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications may relieve pain. Steroids taken either orally or injected into your spine can help deliver a high dose of anti-inflammatory medicine. If you are experiencing spasms, your doctor may prescribe a muscle relaxant.
Medications and therapeutic treatments combined often relieve pain enough for you to regain your quality of life. A physical therapist can guide you through specific exercises that can strengthen your lower back and abdominal muscles.
How can I prevent Low Back Pain?
- Proper posture and lifting techniques
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Avoid smoking