Lower Back Pain

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Lower Back Pain services offered in Green Valley, Henderson, NV

Lower back pain can strike any time, making it difficult to work, run errands, or go for a walk. If you’ve tried various at-home treatments without finding relief, seek professional help. At Regenexx Las Vegas serving Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, and the surrounding areas, Josh Goodwin, MD, an interventional orthopedic specialist, provides several minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments for lower back pain. Book online or call the Regenexx Las Vegas office today to make an appointment.

Lower Back Pain Q&A

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain is aching or stiffness in the lumbar spine –– the part of your back between the bottom of your rib cage and waist. Lower back pain often occurs due to general wear-and-tear. Over the years, activities like sitting and standing change the alignment of your vertebrae and vertebral discs, increasing the risk of discomfort.

If you have lower back pain and it affects your ability to sleep or do other regular activities, request a consultation at Regenexx Las Vegas.

What are the symptoms of lower back pain?

Symptoms of lower back pain include:

  • Stiffness
  • Dull aching sensation
  • Sharp, stabbing, intermittent pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Posture problems

As your back pain gets worse, you might have difficulty standing, walking, or exercising.

What causes lower back pain?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin treats lower back pain caused by various problems, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
  • Arthritis

You might also experience lower back pain due to a structural abnormality, like a bone spur or tumor.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose lower back pain, Dr. Goodwin reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, where it’s at, and if it extends into other parts of your body.

Dr. Goodwin then completes a physical exam, looking for redness, bruising, and swelling. He presses on your back to identify sensitive areas and orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI, to get a better look at your vertebrae, vertebral discs, and the surrounding tissues.

How is lower back pain treated?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin treats back pain using a minimally invasive and nonsurgical approach. After a discussion of your symptoms and a physical exam, he could recommend:

Dr. Goodwin might also recommend at-home stretches and strengthening exercises to complement your recovery, depending on the underlying cause of your symptoms.

Make an appointment at Regenexx Las Vegas today by calling the office or booking online to learn more about lower back pain treatment.

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