Lower Back Pain

Interventional Pain Management located in Louisville, KY

Lower Back Pain

Everyone experiences occasional lower back pain, but for some, the condition is a chronic source of discomfort. Rizwan Khan, MD, of Bluegrass Bone & Joint, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky, offers caring and compassionate treatment for lower back pain. He strives to get you back on your feet and into the swing of your normal routine. Begin today by booking a visit online or calling to check appointment availability. 

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of lower back pain?

Just about everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. Something as simple as overexerting yourself or sleeping in a strange position can cause an aching back. But when lower back pain is severe or persists, it can make it hard to get through your normal routines. 

Common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis

This is far from a comprehensive list. Many things can cause or contribute to lower back pain. During your diagnostic exam at Bluegrass Bone & Joint, digital imaging and other advanced technology can help determine the source of your pain. 

What kinds of treatments can help improve lower back pain?

Your treatment plan depends on the cause of your pain and your overall health and wellness. You discuss the pros and cons of each option before making a decision about your care. 

Treatments that can improve lower back pain without surgery include:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic care

These are just a few of the options that can help resolve lower back pain. Your practitioner guides you toward the best-suited treatment for your specific needs and goals. 

When should I seek treatment for lower back pain? 

Far too many people let back pain linger for a long time before seeking medical attention. While some minor cases of lower back pain improve after a few days of self-care, many conditions require more involved treatment. 

If your lower back pain is severe or persists for a long time, schedule a diagnostic exam at Bluegrass Bone & Joint. Allowing lower back pain to linger can be detrimental to your mental and emotional health. Anxiety and depression are common among people with chronic pain. 

Back pain also makes it hard to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. You naturally want to take it easy to prevent the pain from worsening, but your body needs to stay active to thrive. 

A sedentary lifestyle is linked to a wide range of health problems, so working to relieve lower back pain can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellness. 

When you’re ready to get started, call the office to schedule a visit, or book online in just a matter of moments.

Bluegrass Bone & Joint, LLC
✆ Phone (appointments): 502-901-4455
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 502-901-4455
Address: 2137 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40210