LOW BACK PAIN / SACROILIAC “SI” JOINT PAIN / HIP PAIN
Low Back Pain – Probability & Statistics
If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point during their lives. The pain can vary in intensity from a mild dull ache to a severe sharp stab. The pain may be intermittent or constant. The onset of symptoms may be abrupt or develop gradually over time. Low back pain is common – and the numbers agree.
80% of Adults experience low back pain at some point in their life.
20-44% re-occurrence within 1 year, 85% re-occurrence lifetime.
#5 reason for doctor visit, #2 symptomatic reason for doctor visit
#1 reason for Orthopedists/Neurosurgeon visit, less than 5% require surgery
#1 cause of disability and missed days of work in US
#1 chronic medical condition in US
$100 billion + cost annually to US Health System
Don’t be a Statistic
Whether you’re currently experiencing acute or chronic low back pain – or you’d like to avoid experiencing it in the future… We can help!
Our team of healthcare professionals will start by locating the source of your pain by conducting a thorough history and examination allowing us to diagnose you properly. Once we have determined your diagnosis, our staff creates an individualized treatment plan to alleviate your pain. Depending on your specific diagnosis, treatment options will vary – but some therapies we may utilize include:
Joint Injections – Sacroiliac (SI) joints and facet joints are common causes of low back pain. Our medical staff offers tradition injections with steroids and / or natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever - Sarapin.
Trigger Point Injection Therapy – Muscles of the low back and hip region can also be common causes of back pain, one muscle frequently discussed is the Piriformis. Trigger points found in theses muscles can be alleviated with a quick, painless injection performed by our trained medical staff.
We may also recommend Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy to aid in pain relief and tissue healing. For some patients, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy may be indicated. Low back braces may be appropriate to add support and stability to the painful areas, particularly during the acute stages. Our staff utilizes Physical Rehabilitation to strengthen the core and stabilizing muscles that will aid in the long term recovery process and help prevent future episodes.