Lumbago - Frisco, TX
The spine surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco specialize in diagnosing and treating Lumbago. They have extensive experience in using advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to help patients find relief from various spine conditions that cause pain.    

Lumbago is a condition characterized by pain in the lower back (lumbar region) which can further radiate to legs and hips. It can occur due to strain or damage to the muscles, tendons or ligaments in the spine. Obese people and pregnant women are at higher risk of having this condition because of exerting excessive pressure on the back.

Lumbago can be classified into

  • Acute lumbago: The pain that subsides within 4 weeks. It causes mild discomfort to the patients.
  • Subacute lumbago: It can remain from 4 weeks to 3 months.
  • Chronic lumbago: In this condition, back pain can persist for more than 3 months.  

Causes Of Lumbago

  • Sudden trauma to the spine
  • Congenital factors
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spinal Arthritis  
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Nerve dysfunction
  • Poor Posture
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Spinal infections
Symptoms Of Lumbago

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Limited spine movement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the back
  • Weakness in spine muscles
  • Stiffness

Diagnosis Of Lumbago

The orthopedic doctor may conduct physical examination of the spine and ask the patient about his medical history. Imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI may be recommended to check the intervertebral discs and structures in the spine.   Blood tests may also be conducted to rule out other conditions.

Treatment Of Lumbago

  • Medications: The doctor may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain. Cortisone injections may be administered if the pain is severe.  
  • Rest: Sufficient rest must be provided to the lower part of the spine. Strenuous activities such as bending, lifting heavy weights etc. should be avoided to promote recovery.
  • Physical therapy: Specific exercises may be recommended by the doctor to strengthen the spine. These exercises may also help to improve flexibility of the spinal joint.  
  • Heat and ice therapy: Application of ice packs may prove to be beneficial in reducing the symptoms. Heat therapy may also help to reduce the symptoms.  
  • Brace: Wearing a brace may support the spine and alleviate pain. The type of brace can be chosen according to the severity of the condition.  

For comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of Lumbago, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with the spine specialists, call at (214) 618 – 5502.