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Lower Back Pain

Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL

Lower Back Pain services offered in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL


Lower back pain is a common symptom that affects nearly everyone at some point. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, the skilled neurology team finds the cause of low back discomfort and offers treatments that ease bothersome symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. Call the office to learn more about your options or use the online scheduler today.

Lower Back Pain Q&A

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain affects the lowest part of your back or spine. It’s a common symptom of an injury or disease and can feel crippling for some people when left untreated. If you have lower back pain that’s severe or long-lasting, see The Neurology Institute team for an evaluation. 

What does lower back pain feel like?

Low back pain may appear as:

  • Throbbing discomfort
  • Dull aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Weakness
  • Reduced mobility

Lower back pain might prevent you from completing simple activities of daily living, exercising, or effectively doing job duties at work.

What causes lower back pain?

Some of the common causes and risk factors for developing back pain include:

  • Ruptured discs
  • Ligament or muscle strains
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Lack of exercise
  • Older age
  • Poor lifting techniques
  • Smoking
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve damage

While you can’t always avoid lower back pain, eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, maintaining an ideal body weight, and not smoking can decrease your risk. Avoid using improper lifting techniques when carrying heavy objects.

How is the cause of lower back pain diagnosed?

Finding the root cause of lower back pain is the key to properly treating it. The Neurology Institute team reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. 

They check your vital signs and complete physical and neurological exams to look for signs of injuries and diseases. You might need blood tests, nerve studies, bone scans, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

How does my provider treat lower back pain?

Some of the highly effective lower back pain treatments The Neurology Institute team may recommend for you include:

  • Rest, ice, and bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • Electrical nerve stimulation 
  • Medications
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cortisone injections
  • Surgery

 

Your specialist tailors each lower back pain treatment to suit your needs and may suggest more than one type of treatment to eliminate back discomfort once and for all. 

 

They recommend conservative treatments whenever possible and follow up with you to ensure your treatment works effectively.

 

To find out what’s causing lower back pain and get the treatment you deserve, call The Neurology Institute office or schedule an evaluation online today.

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