Up to 85% of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime, and more than half of adults deal with recurring episodes of pain and discomfort. If chronic low back pain is making it hard for you to walk, sleep, or perform your job without issue, it’s time to make an appointment with pain management specialist and anesthesiologist, Abdul Qadir, MD, of Regional Pain Care, in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Dr. Qadir takes a comprehensive, nonsurgical approach to relieving your low back pain by treating the underlying causes. Call today to schedule a consultation.
You may experience acute or chronic low back pain as the result of numerous causes, including:
Anyone can develop low back pain as a result of aging, a sedentary lifestyle, or being overweight. Lifting heavy objects and overexerting your spine is another common cause of lower back pain. Muscle strains usually improve with ice, heat, and rest, but if your back pain continues to worsen or persists beyond a week, it’s a good idea to seek medical care.
Dr. Qadir takes a nonsurgical approach to alleviating your debilitating back pain. First, he determines the underlying cause, or multiple causes, and addresses those issues. He creates a customized treatment plan based on your symptoms and the root cause of your low back pain.
Depending on your individual circumstances, your treatment plan may include any of the following:
Additionally, if your low back pain doesn’t respond to nonsurgical methods, Dr. Qadir may recommend a spinal cord stimulator. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an implanted device to block pain in your lower spine.
There are several ways you can help prevent low back pain from occurring or getting worse. If you sit for long periods at a time at work, be sure your chair has adequate lower lumbar support. Try to keep your hips and knees level, and change positions, or get up and walk around, every 30 minutes or so.
You can also correct your posture if that’s a contributing factor to your low back pain. Try to keep your pelvis in a neutral position, and lift one foot on a stool if you’re standing for long periods at a time. Good posture can reduce the stress on tired back muscles.
If you have to lift heavy objects, let your legs do most of the work and don’t twist your back and lift something at the same time. Bend at your knees, not at your waist.
To get compassionate, expert treatment for low back pain that’s specific to the underlying causes, call Regional Pain Care today.