Low Back Pain - Frisco, TX
The spine surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco specialize in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions affecting the upper middle and lower back. They have expertise in using the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat low back pain.

Low Back Pain

The lower back is a complex structure comprising of L1 to L5 vertebrae, tendons, muscles, soft tissues spinal discs and nerve roots that travel down from the spine to the legs and feet. Low back pain may be a result of any problem with or injury to these structures. The lower back is quite susceptible to pain as it bears a large part of the upper body weight.  Although low back pain is fairly common, the symptoms may vary greatly in different individuals.

Causes Of Low Back Pain

  • Age related wear and tear of the spinal vertebrae
  • Sprains or strains
  • Direct blow or hit to the lower back
  • Poor posture
  • Improper bending or lifting habits
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Slipped or Herniated Disc
  • Overuse of spinal muscles or ligaments
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis

Symptoms Of Low Back Pain

  • Intense and shooting pain that radiates down to the buttock or upper thigh
  • Numbness and tingling sensation in the lower extremities
  • Pain increases after standing or walking for long time
  • Weakness in lower extremities
  • Muscle spasms
  • Soreness on touching

Diagnosis Of Low Back Pain

To diagnose low back pain, the spine specialist in Frisco may conduct a thorough physical examination and review the patient’s medical history. He may also perform certain imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRI to determine the exact cause of the pain.

Treatment For Low Back Pain

  • Rest: The patient may be advised to take sufficient rest and avoid strenuous activity to allow the injured tissues to heal.
  • Heat And Ice Packs: These may be helpful to reduce swelling and inflammation in the affected area.
  • Medications: The spine surgeon may also prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to provide relief from pain and discomfort associated with low back pain.
  • Exercise: Certain stretching and strengthening exercises, performed under the guidance of a physical therapist, may also help to relieve low back pain.
  • Surgery: This is usually required if the pain is caused due to some underlying medical condition such as Spinal Stenosis or Scoliosis. The spine surgeon may also recommend you to undergo a rehabilitation program following the surgery to help you regain the normal functionality of the spine.

For complete diagnosis and treatment of low back pain, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with our spine surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 - 5502.