Lower back pain is a common condition, affecting a large portion of the population. Low back pain can be caused by various factors; however, it is most often the result of injury to either muscles or ligaments in the back. Lower back pain is often characterized by persistent pain and discomfort, regionalized in the lower portion of the spine and back.
Many people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. While in most cases the pain will subside on its own, undergoing proper evaluation and diagnosis can help speed up recovery time, prevent pain from worsening or determine if your pain is the result of an underlying condition.
Symptoms for this very common condition often centralize as pain in the lower back, but can also travel to other areas of the body, such as the buttocks or legs. Persistent pain in the legs and lower back may be a sign of another spine condition known as sciatica.
Lower back pain symptoms can manifest as dull aches, muscle spasms, and/or soreness. This common condition can be triggered from traumatic injury such as fractures, ruptured discs or arthritis, but also much more subtle causes such as poor posture, lack of regular exercise, or improper lifting and carrying.
Although lower back pain is very common, effective treatment methods can be unique for every individual. Undergoing evaluation and diagnosis from Dr. Bruggeman is the best way to plan your path to lower back pain relief.
While conservative pain management measures, including physical therapy, medications, or spinal injections, can offer temporary pain relief surgical options may offer a more long-term solution for your lower back pain, speaking with Dr. Bruggeman will help identify the cause of your pain and which treatments options or minimally invasive surgical procedures that can resolve your painful condition.
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