Lower Back Pain?

What is Considered Lower Back Pain?

Low back pain refers to any pain due to a condition in the lower back that usually involves the lumbar or sacral segment of the spine. It may sometimes also be associated with conditions of the hips or pelvic area. These conditions can range from muscular bruising to spinal fractures. Other common causes of chronic lower back pain can be the narrowing or abnormal growth of facets and sections of the spinal cord, resulting in pressure on the spinal nerves. Although lower back pain can occur as a result of the normal aging process, a person's lifestyle can sometimes cause or exacerbate it.

Treatment for lumbar or sacral pain can range from physical therapy to corrective surgery, including Endoscopic Discectomy and fusion procedures.

How Common is Lower Back Pain?

Conditions in the lumbar and sacral areas of the spine are among the most common. This area of the spinal column receives the largest share of the body's load. Therefore it is more likely to develop an orthopedic condition. Conditions such as pinched nerve or disc degeneration are common in the lower back. Unfortunately, it is also the tendency for conditions in this part of the spine to worsen or escalate if left untreated.


What Can I do if I Have Lower Back Pain?

The very first step should always be to obtain a diagnosis. Even if your pain is relatively new or mild in nature, understanding its cause best allows you to prevent it from worsening and effectively alleviate its symptoms. Next, you may be advised to modify your lifestyle or behavior if the diagnosis reveals that they may influence your condition.

High impact activities, smoking habits, and your diet may all be addressed. In fact, it can take as little as an extra ten pounds of weight in your stomach to pull your spine out of alignment leading to lower back pain.

Have you been diagnosed?

Have you been diagnosed with Lower Back Pain?

Here’s What You Can Do:

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Here’s What You Can Do:

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Go over your symptoms & any tests with a doctor in a virtual consultation.


Visit any of our conveniently located clinics to go over your symptoms one-on-one.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Use our Pain Evaluation Tool to get a preliminary diagnosis online.


Go over your symptoms & any tests with a doctor in a virtual consultation.


Visit any of our conveniently located clinics to go over your symptoms one-on-one.

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Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.

- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu
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