Lumbar Pain

Dr. Khuram Sial and the rest of the Los Angeles pain management doctors at American Spine: Spine Injury Accident Leaders care deeply about our patients. We see how frustrating it can be to struggle with things like persistent pain in the lower back. Also known as lumbar pain, low back pain is a leading cause of disability, missed work, and reduced quality of life. Learn more about this condition and how our pain experts can help if you or a loved one needs relief. 

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Causes of Low Back Pain (Lumbar Pain)

Despite being incredibly common—about 8 in 10 people will have lumbar pain at least once in their lifetime—the medical and scientific communities still have a lot to discover about lumbar pain, including what causes it and who is at risk of developing it.

In many cases, a person can have debilitating low back pain even without any clear underlying cause. In other cases, a person might have several bulging discs or other atypical spinal conditions as seen on X-ray imaging, yet have little to no pain. 

Generally, lumbar pain develops due to a combination of factors, including:

  • Genetics and family history
  • Advancing age
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Underlying health conditions like obesity and fibromyalgia
  • Traumatic accidents
  • Occupations or hobbies that require frequent bending or heavy lifting
  • Smoking

Recent advances in the neuroscience of pain even suggest that a person's mental health, mindset, and beliefs can influence their pain. 

When To See a Doctor for Lumbar Pain

Minor aches and pains in the lower back area sometimes improve on their own. But for many individuals, pain in the lumbar area is a recurring or chronic problem that can have a dramatic impact on their quality of life. 

Consider seeing a doctor about your lower back pain if:

  • Your pain lasts longer than two to three weeks
  • Your pain doesn't improve with home remedies like over-the-counter medication, heat, or ice
  • Your pain prevents you from being able to perform desired daily activities including self-care tasks and exercise
  • Your pain is moderate to severe
  • Your pain prevents you from being able to fall or stay asleep
  • Your pain is associated with other symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling radiating down into one or both legs
  • Your pain began after you experienced any kind of acute trauma, such as a fall or car accident

Treatment Options for Lumbar Pain

At our pain management clinic in Los Angeles, our medical providers offer a wide range of treatments that can alleviate symptoms associated with muscle strains, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sciatica, and other conditions associated with lumbar pain. 

We work closely with each patient to determine the most appropriate plan of care for their health and health goals. From lumbar steroid injections to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, antidepressant medication to spinal cord stimulation, our advanced technologies can alleviate lumbar pain at the source, reduce inflammation, promote tissue healing, and improve overall function and quality of life. 

Contact Us for Lumbar Pain Treatment

If you're from the greater Los Angeles area and are struggling with acute or chronic low back pain, contact American Spine: Spine Injury Accident Leaders today at (833) 786-7246 to schedule an appointment. We serve Los Angeles and surrounding CA communities including Cerritos, Corona, San Diego, Northridge, Orange, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, San Jacinto, Santa Ana, Upland, Sacramento, Fresno, Hesperia, San Gabriel, San Jose, and Laguna Hills.

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