Lower back pain, also called low back or lumbago, affects the lower back area including the bony lumbar spine, discs, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles of the low back. Pain in this area can be intense and chronic as the lumbar region is an integral part of the human body. Here at Pain Specialist Houston, we are specialized in lower back pain relief.
It is vital for support, movement, and protection of the soft nervous system tissues. The low back functions to support the weight of the upper body. It also allows movement to extend, bend, or rotate at the waist. Thus, injury causing lower back pain is easily noticed as it may affect daily activities.
Symptoms can range from case to case. Pain symptoms may vary from a dull ache to a stabbing shooting sensation. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and can be attributed to a physical injury or trauma. Pain that lasts for more than three months is classified as chronic pain.
As an experienced back pain specialist, Dr. Gohel and her team can diagnose your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. With convenient locations in Houston, The Woodlands, and Tomball, we are the trusted local pain management centers in the area.
- Acute or chronic lumbar strain
- Steroid injections to the site of pain
- Pinched or Irritated Nerves
- Herniated Discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Uneven Leg Lengths
- Misalignment of vertebrae
- Diet & Lifestyle
Pain Specialist Dr. Gohel specializes in finding where your lower back pain stems from and creating a treatment plan designed for you to provide lower back pain relief. The first step is for Dr. Gohel to thoroughly review your medical history and perform a physical exam. Next is to diagnose the condition and determine the most effective route for treatment tailored to your specific needs. Here are some pain management treatment options we offer that are effective in lower back pain relief:
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Facet Joint Injections
- Nerve Root Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Sacroiliac Joint Block
Each treatment varies case by case based on many factors. We treat the stemming problem, not just the symptoms. Our goal is to relieve you of your pain and restore you back to your normal lifestyle.
Your treatment plan will also depend on how your body responds to various chronic pain treatment options recommended by Dr. Gohel. Because we take this structured approach to pain management, it is less likely we will miss or overlook any possibilities.