Lower back pain – symptoms, treatment and surgery

Lower back pain is experienced by most of the people at some time or the other.

Lower back pain may be due to age, improper body workouts, trauma and structural abnormalities which may injure the spine and result in back pain and leg pain or numbness or leg weakness.

Young woman with Back Pain

Young woman with Back Pain (Image Courtesy: nenetus/freedigitalphotos.net)

Around 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain in which 90% of these back problems can be treated without surgery by using medicines, physiotherapy, rest and activity modifications.

With advanced technology, spine problems can be treated with key-hole techniques under microscope assistance. Spine surgery will be done only if the non-surgical procedure fails to give relief from pain and its symptoms.

Surgery will be done if the nerves are affected and the patient is not able to walk properly due to herniated disc, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis or spinal stenosis.

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