Lower Back Pain
Spondylosis is a broad term describing spinal degeneration and pain, often associated with osteoarthritis of the spine.
Back surgery is an option for severe, chronic lower back pain and nerve pain.
Misconceptions regarding back pain can lead to harmful coping strategies. Education is crucial for effective treatment.
Back cracking and grinding noises are generally harmless, caused by gas release in joints. Seek help if there is associated pain or swelling.
Treatments for coccydynia may range from self-care, such as NSAIDs, ice and heat, and custom pillows, to injections and surgery.
Cauda equina syndrome always requires prompt surgical decompression to preserve nerve function in the leg and prevent permanent neurological loss
Lumbago (low back pain) can be complex and is highly variable from one individual to the other. The pain may be localized or radiating.
Back pain accompanied by severe neurological symptoms and loss of bowel/bladder control is a medical emergency.
Lower back pain requires immediate medical attention if accompanied by abdominal pain, fever, or bowel and bladder incontinence.