If you have ever experienced lower back pain at some point in your life, you are not alone. Most people who are suffering from back pain are able to manage it with home remedies. But if your pain is continuously keeping you away from doing things that you normally love and do, then it may be time to seek professional help. Double board-certified Interventional Pain Medicine Physician Trung Ha, MD, at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine in Irving, Texas, specializes in lower back pain management and can design a plan specifically for you to alleviate your pain, restore your function and improve your quality of life. Call our office or visit our contact page today!

What causes lower back pain?

Pain in the lower back is a common complaint and generally, it refers to any discomfort you feel below your ribs and above your buttocks. Your pain may be sharp and intense, or dull and achy, and may have developed suddenly after an unexpected injury or slowly over time.

No matter the symptoms or cause, back pain can be debilitating, especially if it does not improve after a few days or few weeks with at-home care. If you are struggling to manage your lower back pain, the team at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine can help.

Pain can develop in the lower back from a number of causes. In most cases, the pain is due to an injury or disease that affects one of the structures in your back.

Common causes include:

  • Bulging disc and disc herniation
  • Radiculopathy and pinched nerve & sciatica
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Spinal spondylosis
  • Failed back syndrome 
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. It develops from the degeneration of the discs that normally provide cushioning in between your vertebral bones.

Kidney stones, infections, and certain types of cancer can also cause pain in your lower back. However, these are less common causes. 

What are the treatments for lower back pain?

The team at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine specializes in the management of lower back pain and spinal conditions, and we work closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan. While you may be focused on your pain, the team is also focused on your overall health and will create a comprehensive treatment plan aimed at improving every aspect of your health.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit
  • Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Medial Branch Nerve Block
  • Facet Medial Branch Nerve Rhizotomy/Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Regenerative medicine (Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cell Therapy) 
  • Neuromodulation therapy (spinal cord stimulator)

The team also works with you to help you make modifications to your lifestyle that may prevent further irritation to your back, such as proper posture and lifting ergonomics, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant food plan, and a customized exercise regimen.  

Lower back pain is a very prevalent problem and can be devastating for many people. For expert care from a team that goes above and beyond to help you live life to its fullest potential, call Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine or request an appointment through our contact page today. We look forward to hearing from you!