Lower Back Pain

Expert Care Center

Gazelle Aram, MD

Pain Management located in Delray Beach, FL

Lower back pain is one of those common conditions that everyone experiences at some stage, but if it’s severe, lower back pain can have a significant impact on every aspect of your life. Gazelle Aram, MD, at Expert Care Center in Delray Beach, Florida, is a pain management specialist who offers a range of effective treatments for lower back pain, including advanced therapies to help relieve your symptoms. For more information, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can sometimes arise because of internal problems like kidney infections and menstrual pain, but most of the time, lower back pain that isn’t accompanied by symptoms of ill health is due to an injury or disease affecting part of your musculoskeletal system.

Your lower back consists of lumbar vertebrae, the discs between the vertebrae that act as shock absorbers, muscles, and the tendons and ligaments that hold everything together.

Acute back pain comes on suddenly and is usually due to:

  • A fall or other injury
  • Physical overexertion
  • Reaching too far or straining too hard
  • Chronically poor posture
  • Making repetitive movements
  • Awkward or sudden turns and twists
  • Using unsafe lifting techniques

Chronic lower back pain is a condition in which the pain lasts for many months and becomes a long-term problem. It can develop because an acute injury isn’t dealt with appropriately and the damaged tissues fail to heal properly, or it may be due to a range of spinal conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ruptured discs
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
  • Scoliosis (curved spine)

You should go to see Dr. Aram at Expert Care Center about any episode of lower back pain that doesn't resolve within a few days.

What treatments are available for lower back pain?

If you feel pain in your lower back, stop whatever you’re doing and give yourself a break. Don’t go to bed and lay still for days, because that just makes you seize up and doesn’t help your back get better.

Use gentle heat, cooling packs or gels, muscle liniment, or an anti-inflammatory cream, take it easy for a couple of days, and any minor muscle injuries should heal up, resolving the pain. However, if your back pain is more severe, or it doesn’t improve considerably within a few days, you should visit Dr. Aram at Expert Care Center for an assessment.

Dr. Aram can examine you and run tests to find the cause of your lower back pain, and then provide a range of suitable treatment options, such as:

  • Epidural injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell injections
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cortisone injections

Don’t let your lower back pain turn into a chronic problem. Call Expert Care Center today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online anytime.