Lower back pain represents the number one cause of disability worldwide, with nearly half of working Americans reporting that they have back pain each year. Back pain may be acute, meaning it lasts a relatively short period of time, or chronic, meaning that it persists for months or even years.
Although many people experience back pain throughout their lives, there are numerous conditions that cause the symptoms of back pain.
The most frequent factors that contribute to lower back pain include the following:
A sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy, obesity and smoking can also increase your chances of getting lower back pain.
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Although conditions affecting the lower (lumbar) region of the spine typically share a common symptom – lower back pain — you may experience other associated symptoms depending on the underlying problem. The characteristics of lower back pain depend on numerous variables.
Some people experience the following:
It’s important to pay attention to the time of day and types of movement that exacerbate your back pain to provide important information to our doctors at NJ Spine & Orthopedic to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment plan possible.
Each of these conditions come with their own array of issues, with lower back pain being a primary symptom, so it’s important to educate yourself on each to better evaluate your current condition.
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Numerous spinal conditions cause lower back pain, and some of those common causes include but aren’t limited to injury or overuse, herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, sacroiliac joint pain, compression fractures and osteoarthritis.
If you’re suffering from temporary, or acute, lower back pain which lasts less than two months, you may qualify for conservative treatment to eliminate pain. These treatment options include the following:
After diagnosis, if conservative methods fail to alleviate the pain, we offer several minimally invasive, outpatient treatment options that may alleviate your pain and restore your ability to perform everyday tasks pain-free, such as a laminoforaminotomy to treat spinal stenosis, or an artificial disc replacement to fix a herniated disc.
If you are experiencing lower back pain and are concerned about its severity and impact on your life, you do not need to face these challenges alone. The surgeons from NJ Spine & Orthopedic have extensive experience, knowledge, and understanding of numerous conditions that might be ailing you and your back. We may be able to help you in several ways, working together to assess your condition and come up with great treatment options for you and your needs.
We invite you to get in contact with our team as soon as possible, which you can do when you call (866) 553-0612 or complete the contact form on our website. Then, we can assess your condition, discuss any questions or concerns you may have, recommend treatments, and help you during the healing processes ahead of you. We look forward to hearing from you.
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