Did you know that at some time in your life up to 85% of people will experience low back pain? Chronic low back pain is defined as pain lasting greater than three months. Back pain may be accompanied by radicular pain symptoms to the buttock, groin, hip, leg, or foot. A radicular symptom is pain from an irritated nerve in the spine which results in pain to these areas also referred to as radiculopathy.
Back pain may be a cause from disease, injury to muscles, bones, and or the spine or nerves. If your pain persists, then a visit with your physician may be in order to obtain further evaluation to determine if pain is caused by a disease process or a spine related problem. Once you have seen your physician he/she may obtain testing such as X-rays or an MRI. The results of the studies will guide your physician in a treatment plan.
Back pain may be treated by different modalities such as physical therapy, medication management, or pain management treatments. When conservative measures fail to resolve the problem, then a surgeon should be consulted.
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