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Lower Back Pain Specialist

Spine Care Specialists, LLC

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Dublin, OH

Lower back pain may affect nearly everyone at some point during their lives and can be debilitating when left untreated. At Spine Care Specialists, LLC, in Dublin, Ohio, the pain management physicians offer advanced holistic solutions that relieve lower back pain naturally so you can enjoy your favorite everyday activities. Schedule an appointment with Spine Care Specialists, LLC, over the phone or online to learn more about back pain treatment options.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is lower back pain?

When muscles, bones, or joints in your back and spine are injured or diseased, lower back pain can develop. It’s a feeling of discomfort that may be present as:

  • Muscles aches
  • Stiffness
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp or stabbing pain
  • Pain with movement
  • Reduce mobility 
  • Radiating pain
  • Discomfort that improves when you recline

Back pain might be mild, moderate, or severe. If discomfort doesn’t subside on its own, is excruciating, or prevents you from staying active, visit Spine Care Specialists, LLC, for an evaluation. 

What causes low back pain?

If you experience back pain, it might be due to a disease, injury, or age-related wear and tear. Risk factors for developing lower back pain include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle or ligament strains 
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Herniated/Ruptured discs
  • Improper lifting
  • Being overweight
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Weak abdominal muscles

Your chance of developing low back pain increases with age. It might result from sciatica, an automobile accident, sports injury, or lifting something heavy.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of lower back pain, your pain management specialist discusses your symptoms and reviews your medical history. 

They complete a physical exam and may use imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, bone scans, and blood tests to diagnose an injury or disease.

What is the treatment for lower back pain?

Your back pain treatment plan depends on the source of the pain symptoms and severity. Your pain specialist might recommend one or more of the following treatments to relieve discomfort.

Lifestyle changes

Using heat and ice therapy, resting your back, weight loss, and wearing a back brace can alleviate pain while an injury heals.

Injections

Steroid or numbing injections can relieve lower back pain without the need to take addictive pain medicines or undergo invasive surgery.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment your pain specialist uses to reduce nerve activity that sends pain signals to your brain.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a minor surgical procedure in which your doctor places a device beneath your skin to deliver electrical impulses, which reduce pain signals to your brain.

Physical therapy

Your Spine Care Specialists, LLC, provider can refer you to a qualified physical therapist in your area to help you heal from an injury, reduce chronic pain, and prevent re-injury with strength and flexibility exercises.

Don’t let lower back pain prevent you from staying active. Schedule an appointment with Spine Care Specialists, LLC, over the phone or online today.