For some people, back pain is a chronic occurrence and one of the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Our back pain specialists have the skills and experience to help you find the best treatment plan and end your back pain.
Our neurologists from Austin specialize in non-surgical spine treatment using conservative therapies such as physical therapy, x-ray or ultrasound guided injections, and non-narcotic drugs.
We only suggest surgery after all conservative options for treatment have failed.
What is lower back pain?
In the lower portion of your back, which starts just below your rib cage and ends at your buttocks, lower back pain is any pain you feel. At some point, an estimated 80% of American adults struggle with lower back pain, and it's the leading cause of work-related disability.
The level of pain that you feel can vary from a dull, irritating ache to intense, stabbing pain. It can come and go in a matter of days, or stay for months. Lower back pain is considered to be a chronic condition if it lasts longer than three months.
What causes lower back pain?
Your lower back pain can be a consequence of a host of issues. Most commonly it happens because of a mechanical problem in your back, something to do you’re your muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones. Causes of lower back pain include:
Muscle or ligament sprain or strain
Degenerative disc disease
A deformity in your spine, such as scoliosis, can also lead to lower back pain.
How is lower back pain diagnosed?
After an assessment and review of your medical history, our Austin TX back pain doctor will diagnose lower back pain. You need to include as much information as possible about the pain you are feeling, as well as what you were doing when the pain began, to help him formulate his diagnosis.
Diagnostic imaging, such as an x-ray or MRI, can also be recommended, so that we can take a closer look at your spine, which may help determine the cause of your pain.
What options of lower back pain treatment are available in Austin? How can you help relieve my lower back pain?
Our physician is a surgeon, but we do not prescribe surgery to relieve your lower back pain, at least not immediately. We initially concentrate on less invasive treatments, such as:
Modification of your activity
Anti-inflammatories and over-the-counter pain relievers
If Austin TX lower back pain therapies fail to provide you with the relief you need, and your lower back pain is caused by extreme musculoskeletal damage or nerve compression, then surgery may be recommended.
If necessary, to decrease the overall risk and help you get back to your normal activities faster, we will perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on your spine.
For deeply compassionate care for your lower back, call the Outback pain center in Austin today, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Back pain neurologist from Austin, TX
For some people, back pain is a chronic occurrence and one of the most difficult to diagnose and treat. We have the skills and experience at the clinic to help you find the best treatment plan and put an end to your back pain.
We specialize in non-surgical spine treatment using conservative therapies such as physical therapy, x-ray or ultrasound guided injections, and non-narcotic drugs.
We only recommend surgery after all conservative options for treatment have failed.