Low back pain ranges from a relentless aching to a recurring stabbing or shooting sensation. If you have low back pain, Aditya Patel, MD, at Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute in Fairview, New Jersey and Montclair, NJ, can help. Dr. Patel uses conservative non-surgical therapies and advanced interventions where needed to treat the cause of your low back pain. Find out how to get relief from your low back pain with his help by calling Sports, Pain & Regenerative Institute today. You can also schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online.
Low back pain is a common problem affecting many people at some point in their lives. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including strain or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs in the back, as well as conditions such as arthritis, spinal stenosis, or herniated discs.
Symptoms of low back pain can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain. Common symptoms include:
Shooting or sharp pain
Limited range of motion
Treatment for low back pain depends on the underlying cause of the pain and the severity of symptoms. In many cases, self-care measures, such as over-the-counter pain relievers, heat or cold therapy, and gentle stretching and exercise, can be effective in managing low back pain.
Initially, a healthcare provider may recommend physical therapy, chiropractic care, or prescription medications to manage pain.
When pain persists despite conservative measures interventional procedures may be indicated depending on the specific diagnosis.
It is important to seek medical attention if low back pain is accompanied by significant leg weakness, loss of bladder or bowel control, or other symptoms that suggest a more serious underlying condition.
To help prevent low back pain, it is important to maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and engage in good posture and body mechanics, especially when lifting heavy objects. Additionally, sleeping on a supportive mattress and using proper posture when using can help to reduce stress on the back and minimize the risk of developing low back pain.