What Causes Lower Back Pain?

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Causes of lower back painThere are many possible causes of lower back pain, from sitting in an uncomfortable chair for a long period of time to sustaining an injury to a spinal disc. The best way to discover what is at the root of your lower back pain is by consulting a specialist, like board-certified pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst of Precision Pain Care in Nashville, Tennessee. Our Spine Center caters to adults who have chronic pain related to a variety of neck and back conditions, even if they aren’t sure what that condition is yet.

The spine is an incredibly complex structure that features small bones, cushioning cartilage discs, and an intricate network of nerves. Because the spine – particularly the lower (lumbar) spine – facilitates twisting motions and bears the weight of the body, it is highly susceptible to injuries and degenerative diseases. Here are a few of the most common sources of lower back discomfort we see at Precision Pain Care:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal nerve compression
  • Sciatica
  • Injured muscle or ligament
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Compression fractures
  • Facet joint dysfunction

At Precision Pain Care in Nashville, TN, Dr. Hilgenhurst provides the latest advances in diagnostics and interventional pain medicine to help relieve lower back pain while avoiding extensive surgery, chiropractic adjustments, and a never-ending regime of potentially addictive narcotics. He does this through minimally invasive, outpatient spine procedures that address the source of the discomfort or block pain signals from reaching the brain. No matter what your ideal course of treatment entails, you can be assured that Dr. Hilgenhurst and the rest of our team will provide an exceptional level of personalized care and ensure you get back to better as quickly and safely as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about the potential causes of your lower back pain, contact Precision Pain Care in Nashville, TN, today. One of our friendly associates will be happy to schedule you an appointment with Dr. Hilgenhurst.