Low Back Pain

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Low Back Pain

Low back pain can make everyday activities impossible. If you have low back pain that’s affecting your quality of life, John East, DO, and the team at Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine in Addison, Texas, can create a plan that eases your discomfort to get you back to doing the things you love. There’s no need to suffer from low back pain; call Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine today or request an appointment online.

Why do I have low back pain?

Low back pain has many causes. Your pain may occur suddenly after lifting a heavy box or develop slowly over time. Most causes of low back pain are the result of mechanical issues that affect the structure or function of the lower back or lumbar spine, such as:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal abnormality (scoliosis)
  • Compression fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)

Low back pain is common, affecting almost everyone at some point during their life. 

How long does low back pain last?

Most people with low back pain have acute pain that lasts anywhere from three days to three weeks. However, some people have chronic low back pain that lasts three or more months.

The cause of your pain, as well as your overall health, can help predict how long your pain may last. Acute injuries may resolve quickly, while degenerative conditions may cause long-lasting pain. 

When should I seek pain management for low back pain?

You should see the pain management experts at Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine if your low back pain is severe, chronic, or in any way limits your ability to go about your normal routine. The team treats acute and chronic low back pain.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your pain, including when it started, the type of pain you feel, and activities that make it worse. They review your medical history and perform a physical exam.

Your provider also requests imaging tests to confirm or rule out the cause of your low back pain. They may also perform a discogram, an imaging procedure that helps identify abnormal discs.

What treatments stop low back pain?

Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine offers many treatment options for low back pain. Your pain doctor customizes your plan based on the cause of your low back pain, severity of symptoms, and overall health.

Treatments for low back pain may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection
  • Epidural injection
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Bone marrow aspirate (BMA)
  • Medical cannabis
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

The team at Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine utilizes the most current technologies and treatment protocols for low back pain.

Call Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about your low back pain treatment options.