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If you suffer from acute low back pain, you know just how debilitating such pain can be.
Lower back pain can vary from a dull ache which develops over time, to a sharp, persistent pain. Most everyone will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. In many cases, the pain can travel downward into the buttock area, or even lower, into the top of the legs. Causes of low back pain include:
Symptoms of Low Back Pain
If you are experiencing low back pain, you may have one or more of the following symptoms:
If you have fever and chills, recent weight loss not due to lifestyle changes, loss of bladder and bowel control, or severe unrelenting pain in the abdomen along with your low back pain, seek immediate medical attention.
Diagnosing the Cause of Low Back Pain
Your detailed description of your low back pain symptoms and medical history is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Your activity level, sleep habits, posture, age, gender, and whether you have suffered any recent injuries are all important. A range of motion test, leg raise test, reflex test and diagnostic imaging tests are all tools used to diagnose the cause of your low back pain. Your doctor may order x-rays, MRI scans, or nerve conduction studies as well.
Treatments for Your Low Back Pain
Whenever possible, the pain management specialists at Seattle Pain want to help you avoid surgery. We do this by personally evaluating your low back pain and then combining traditional and non-traditional treatments into a comprehensive pain management program that is designed just for you. One or more of the following treatments may be advised by Seattle Pain to minimize your low back pain:
Is your low back pain causing you to miss out on life?
Contact Our Seattle Interventional Pain Management Specialists
We understand that low back pain can completely derail your life. At Seattle Pain, our primary goal is to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. We believe in treating the whole patient – and not just the injury. You do not have to live in pain.