Are you suffering from severe lower back pain? You're not alone. This is a common problem for many people. The positive news is, many specialists exist who will help you recover. At West LA Medical and Neurokinesiology, we specialize in providing the best therapy and management therapies for your lower back pain. We are well versed with the causes, symptoms, and evidence-based remedies to get you out of your pain.
Lower Back Pain
The lower back holds the upper body weight and enables movement such as turning, bending, and twisting daily activities. The low back muscles have to stretch and move the hips when you're walking and reinforce the spinal column. Nerves in the lower back provide the muscles in the pelvis, thighs, and feet with sensation and strength. The bulk of severe low back pain results from either tendon, ligament, bone, or disc damage. Mobilizing an inflammatory healing reaction is one of the ways the body often responds to injury. A large spectrum of symptoms may be integrated into low back pain. It can be moderate and merely upsetting, or it can be severe and crippling. Low back pain may start instantly or start steadily and progressively become worse over time, probably coming and going.
Chronic back pain is characterized as pain that lasts for 12 weeks or longer, even after treating an initial injury or underlying cause of acute lower back pain. Research shows that about 20% of patients suffering from severe lower back pain experience at least one year of chronic pain and other symptoms. If symptoms persist, it does not necessarily mean that there is a medically significant root source or something that can be quickly diagnosed and treated. Therapy effectively relieves persistent low back pain in some instances, but pain may persist even after medical and surgical care in other cases.
When Should You Seek Help for Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is common and usually subsides on its own. Home-based remedies such as taking OTC pain relievers, doing hot or cold therapy, and some light physical exercise can speed up your recovery. However, if your pain is severe and is accompanied by symptoms such as tingling and numbness on your legs, you should think of visiting us.
Seek immediate medical attention if your low back pain is accompanied by:
- Very severe pain
- Loss of sensation on your legs
- Difficulty walking
- Loss of bladder or bowel function
Contact Us for Help
At West LA Medical and Neurokinesiology, we care about your physical health. Our experienced team will diagnose your back pain to determine the cause and recommend the best therapy to speed up recovery. If you're suffering from lower back discomfort, we are ready to assist. Book your appointment by filling out this form or call us for more information.