Low Back Pain

Chicagoland Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Bolingbrook, IL & Hinsdale, IL

Low back problems are such a common cause of pain that very few people live their entire life without experiencing at least one episode of low back pain. The pain specialists at Chicagoland Pain Management in Bolingbrook and Hinsdale, Illinois, help many patients each year who have back pain, finding effective treatments for the pain and ways to restore function to the tissues and joints. If back pain is affecting your quality of life, call the clinic today to schedule an appointment, or book online.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Low back pain affects the lumbar region of your back, which consists of five large vertebrae. This section of your spine in the lower back also houses the nerves that relay sensation and signal movement to your buttocks, legs, and feet.

Many cases of low back pain arise as a result muscle and ligament injuries caused by poor posture, making sudden movements or moving awkwardly, or using poor lifting techniques.

Other causes include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ankylosing spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Coccydynia
  • Osteoporosis

Some instances of back pain may be mild and soon disappear, while in other cases back pain can be severe and disabling, or become a chronic problem.

How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?

When you visit your specialist pain doctor at Chicagoland Pain Management, they review your medical history and talk with you about the symptoms you’re experiencing, before carrying out a physical exam of your back. In many cases, they’ll be able to diagnose the problem quickly, but it may be necessary to undergo diagnostic imaging tests such as an X-Ray, CT scan, or MRI scan.

How is back pain treated?

Treatment for back pain depends on what’s causing your symptoms, so it’s essential for your doctor to be able to make an accurate diagnosis. Over-the-counter pain medications may be all you require for mild pain, but if these aren’t strong enough, your doctor can prescribe a more powerful painkiller.

Physical therapy is a critical strategy in the treatment of back pain, helping to repair injured tissues and rebuild strength and suppleness. At Chicagoland Pain Management, the medical team also has a variety of innovative treatment options for back pain, including:

  • Caudal epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar medial branch blocks
  • Lumbar medial branch radiofrequency ablation
  • Lumbar medial branch cooled radiofrequency ablation
  • Lumbar discograms
  • Sacroiliac joint steroid injections
  • Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation
  • Superion® Indirect Decompression System
  • Trigger point injections

To find out more about these treatments for back pain, call Chicagoland Pain Management today, or book an appointment online.