Lower Back Pain Specialist

Regional Pain Care Center

Pain Management Physicians located in Allen, TX

About 80% of people in the United States experience some low back pain over the course of their lives, which makes it no surprise that it’s the leading cause of missed work days. Whether acute or chronic, the team of pain specialists at Regional Pain Care Center help their patients in Allen, Texas, overcome the debilitating impact of low back pain. To get relief from your back pain, call or schedule an appointment online using the booking tool.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What makes up the low back?

Your spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, which are separated by 23 discs, and is divided into five regions:

  • Cervical -- your neck
  • Thoracic -- your mid back
  • Lumbar -- your low back
  • Sacrum
  • Coccyx -- your tailbone

 

Your lumbar spine contains five of your largest vertebrae, which makes sense given that your low back is arguably the hardest working region of your spine. Your low back is responsible for the entire support of your upper body and the mobility of your torso.

Your vertebrae are the main players in your low back, but they don’t do their enormous job alone. You have plenty of muscle in the area that’s critical to your body’s support and movement.

 

What causes low back pain?

In its role as the primary support system for your upper body, your low back undergoes a tremendous amount of stress, making lower back problems fairly common. Here are some of the primary culprits behind low back pain:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strain
  • Trauma
  • Stenosis, or a narrowing of your spinal canal
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fracture
  • Radiculopathy, mainly sciatica
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

 

Many of these conditions lead to chronic pain, which means pain that lasts for longer than three months. Acute injuries, such as trauma or muscle strains, still take some time to heal, but they do generally heal.

In either case, pain management becomes necessary in order for you to be able to function normally.

 

How is low back pain treated?

The back specialists at Regional Pain Care Center first need to diagnose your low back pain, which they do with advanced diagnostic imaging.

Once they have a clear picture of the underlying cause of your pain, they have a wide range of options to choose from to help you find relief from low back pain, including:

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet injection and rhizotomy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injection and rhizotomy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Stem cell therapy

 

It’s impossible to say which treatment is right for you, as the doctors take many things into consideration, such as:

  • The location of the pain
  • Previous treatments
  • Your pain and mobility goals

 

Rest assured that the doctors start conservatively and work their way through their options until they find a solution for your particular problem.

If you have acute or chronic low back pain, call Regional Pain Care Center, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.