The lumbar spine, or lower back, is an interconnecting system of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves that provide the rest of your body with support, strength and flexibility. Since this structure is so complex, the lower back region is highly susceptible to pain and injury. Almost everyone has experienced low back pain at some point in their lives and fortunately, this common condition is often one that gets better with little intervention. However, if low back pain is preventing you from living your life, there are effect treatment options available to help you feel better. At Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, we offer non-operative as well as surgical treatments including disc replacement for the neck and back in our efforts to help patients preserve motion of their spines.
Low back pain occurs in the region between your ribs and above the legs and it can happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of lower back pain may include:
Depending on the source of your lower back pain, symptoms can vary with pain ranging from dull to sharp. You may either feel pain in one specific spot or over a broader area that can also be accompanied by spontaneous muscle spasms. Here are some other common symptoms of lower back pain you may experience:
Most cases of lower back pain will improve with basic care but if your symptoms are persisting after a couple of weeks of self-care, it may be time to get in touch with your doctor. Some treatments will work for some but not for others, so it’s important to consider the following options and see what works best for you:
Spine surgery may be recommended if your if symptoms persist after trying non-surgical methods. Contact Dr. Lewis at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic today for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan to keep you feeling your best.
Contact us today to learn more about lower back pain or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. We’ll find a solution that works for you! Call us at (601) 366-1011.