Low back pain is one of most ubiquitous syndromes in the so-called modern lifestyle. In the USA alone, over 30 million people suffer from mild to severe low back pain at any given time. Without treatment, this problem can be aggravated, and you may soon find yourself hardly able to do proper work, meaning it can even affect your career. The problem is as serious in other parts of the world too. If you are suffering from low back pain, the time to address it is now.
Causes of low back pain
Low back pain is the result of a strenuous physical lifestyle, but it is treatable if consulted early. It is important to understand the root of the problem, which could be contributed to by various factors.
Some of the most common causes are disease or injuries in muscle, bones or the nerves in your spine. Disorders in the abdominal area, such as appendicitis, kidney and bladder infections, tumours and pelvic infections may also cause severe low back pain. Nerve root impingement, as seen in sciatica, and bulging of the disc between bones in the lower spine can also cause sharp and lingering pain. Infections of bones, tumours, and inflammation of spinal nerves are other common causes of low back pain.
At the The Pain Specialist centre, we will perform an initial assessment of low back pain that typically includes a medical history and physical examination. By asking you certain questions and doing strength and movement tests, we can check for serious underlying conditions, such as fractures, tumours, infection and severe nerve damage.