Superior Pain Relief
Interventional Pain Management located in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Houston & Baytown, TX
Lower back pain is one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the United States, and for some people, lower back pain becomes a chronic health problem. Zaid Malik, MD, of Superior Pain Relief, which has locations in Houston, Baytown, Conroe, and The Woodlands, Texas, is a highly skilled specialist in interventional pain management who provides exceptional treatments for patients who are struggling with pain conditions. Find out how Dr. Malik and his team can help you feel better by calling Superior Pain Relief today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What causes lower back pain?
Lower back pain is a result of damage to one or more of the structures in the lower half of your back. These structures include the nerves and muscles, lumbar vertebrae, discs that cushion the vertebrae, ligaments connecting bones to other bones, and tendons connecting bones to muscles.
Causes of lower back pain include:
- A fall or other injury
- Overdoing physical activity
- Reaching too far or straining too hard
- Having a chronically poor posture
- Repeating the same movements for long periods
- Making awkward or sudden movements
- Lifting without using safe techniques
- Disk problems in the spine
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
- Scoliosis (incorrect curvature of the spine)
Lower back pain is a common problem that can ripple through every part of your life. You don't do a lot of the things you enjoy because it just hurts too much, and it can be hard to work or enjoy leisure activities with lower back pain.
What can I do to ease my lower back pain?
First, follow all of your doctor's recommendations. Medications, physical therapy, complementary treatments, and even surgery can help. Follow through with your appointments and take medications as directed, and speak up if your care plan isn't working.
Taking care of your body can make a significant difference to your lower back pain. Stay as active and as healthy as possible, eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep. Don't smoke, and if you're overweight or obese, lose the extra pounds. Losing weight can really help relieve low back pain.
You also need to focus on your posture. Ask your doctor for tips about how to stand and sit in ways that don't stress your back. Things like footstools, armrests, and lower back supports are helpful for many people with lower back pain. Avoid heavy lifting, and if you have to lift, make sure you're using proper lifting techniques. If you take an active role in your care and follow your doctor's advice, you can learn to manage your pain and take back your life.
What treatments are available for lower back pain?
The team at Superior Pain Relief can provide a range of effective treatments to help ease your lower back pain, including advanced pain management techniques. Your provider creates a personalized care plan for your lower back pain with treatments that include:
- Epidural injections
- Disc denervation
- DRG (dorsal root ganglion) stimulation
- Physical therapy
- Facet joint injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Intrathecal pump implants
- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
To take advantage of the innovative and effective treatments for lower back pain available at Superior Pain Relief, call today, or book an appointment online.