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Pain Types

Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is a common issue in the Australian community. The lower back is referred to as the lumbar region. This is the region that starts below the ribcage and ends at the sacrum. Low back pain can resolve by itself over time in most scenarios. However, under other circumstances, low back pain may be something more serious and should be taken seriously.

Lower back pain varies from dull pain, to sharper and more intense pain below the waist. This kind of severe lower back pain is transmitted downward into the buttocks and further into the lower extremities.

What are the major causes of lower back pain?

  • Muscle strain or mechanical LBP
  • Is often the result of hard physical labor, lifting or forceful movement, bending or twisting into sub-optimal positions, or standing too long without changing position.

  • Nerve compression
  • Nerve compressions such as pinched nerve might generate lower back pain and can be associated with one or more spinal disorders

  • Spinal Disorders
  • Here are some of the common spinal disorders that cause lower back pain:

    1.1. Bulging
    Commonly referred as herniated or prolapsed disc, this condition is marked by a bulging disc towards or away from the spinal cord.  Disc bulge can translate into nerve compression, inflammation and other forms of lower back pain due to the instability created by the change in structural alignment and normal function of the spine

    2.2. Spinal Stenosis
    This is a condition that develops when the spinal canal or a nerve passageway becomes narrowed in an abnormal way.
    3.3. Facet joint arthritis
    This common degenerative spine disorder affects the spine’s facet joints and can be related to the development of bone spurs.
    4.4. Spondylolisthesis
    This condition occurs when a lumbar vertebral body slips forward over the vertebra below it and causes structural inefficiency.
    5.5. Vertebral fractures
    Such fractures are generally caused by traumas such as sudden fall etc.  Other congenital or degenerative conditions may include pars defect, where connection of vertebra to one aother is broken.
    6.6. Osteomyelitis
    It is a common bacterial infection that can develop in one of the spine’s bones.
    7.7. Spinal tumors
    This condition is characterized by the abnormal growth of cells that are diagnosed as benign or malignant.
    Thus, pain in the lower back region can be caused by numerous conditions impacting the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen and the skin covering the lumbar area.
    A proper diagnosis should be carried out followed by the proper treatment of lower back pain. However, for acute lumbar strain rehabilitation therapies such as Physiotherapy and other associated modalities may rectify the issue.


How can PainSense help you?

PainSense specializes in Interventional pain treatment to assist patients in their recovery from chronic pain conditions such as lower back pain. PainSense delivers a wide range of interventional pain management services. The latest imaging equipment is used for the most accurate interventions that cause the least possible discomfort.
At PainSense, the team believes that every individual has different requirements and needs. That is why specialist clinical assessment is carried out to get an idea of the medical history of every patient. This enables the medical team to plan out the right treatment plan with the objective of assisting in rehabilitation of patients’ from conditions like lower back pain.
PainSense comprises of a proficient team that specializes in the field of lower back interventional pain treatment to provide the ultimate relief. Patients are treated in a timely manner. Most importantly, the accuracy of the procedure is confirmed at every step before implementing.
A specific physical review related to the musculoskeletal system is performed to examine the signs ofa lower back pain at the source. Further, the use of radiological investigations may be employed to make the treatments more accurate. These tests are carried out efficiently by the well-equipped team of specialists to help diagnose the root cause of the lower back pain. If necessary, diagnostic imaging may include CT, MRI, X-ray or Ultrasound scan.

PainSense is affiliated with Imaging Central radiology Claremont and Morley. Imaging Central is a well-known practice that diligently performs diagnostic radiology and also therapeutic procedures for pain management. Interventions are performed on the latest diagnostic imaging equipment ensuring the lowest possible radiation-dose (if applicable) and the most accurate guidance of the physician for interventions under gold standard protocols in the treatment of lower back pain.