Your spine is a column of bones (vertebrae) held together by muscles, tendons and ligaments and cushioned by shock-absorbing disks. A problem in any part of your spine can cause back pain. For some people, back pain is simply an annoyance. For others, it can be excruciating and disabling.
Because all nerves extend from the spinal cord, back pain may also cause symptoms that you don’t naturally associate with your back, including:
- Numbness or tingling in extremities
- Shooting pain in the buttocks, hips, or legs
- Burning sensation in the buttocks, hips, or legs
- Headaches or migraines
Some causes of back pain could include, lumbar spinal stenosis, sacroiliitis, bone fracture or ligament tears, spinal deformities, herniated disc(s) and arthritis.
Most back pain — even severe back pain — can be treated without surgery. Surgery can be considered if other treatments are not effective.
There are several non-surgical treatment options to help treat chronic low back pain, including spinal injections, nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation.
For a consultation regarding your pain, please call or schedule your appointment online with our team at Interventional Pain and Spine.