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What causes Low Back Pain?

Acute low back pain is any low back pain that occurs for less than 3 months.  Usually acute low back pain occurs when you pull a muscle or end up with an injury while participating in athletic activities.  Often patients will develop acute low back pain after lifting a heavy object or with twisting in an awkward manner.

Overuse injuries or repetitive movements lead to chronic stress on the body.  With repetitive stress, your body will suffer from reactivation of the inflammatory response over and over again.  This is the main cause behind many cases of chronic low back pain.  Chronic low back pain, or low back pain for more than 3 months, will usually require a longer treatment plan in order to alleviate your symptoms and get you back to your normal level of functioning. 

As you get older, back pain most often arises from degenerative changes that cause back problems such as:
-Herniated discs
-Torn discs
-Spinal stenosis
-Facet joint disease (arthritis)
-Degenerative disc disease
-Slipped vertebrae
-Modic changes in the endplate

The team at Innovative Pain Specialists also treats back pain caused by arachnoiditis, epidural fibrosis, and post-laminectomy pain syndrome.  Post-laminectomy syndrome is seen in those patients who have scarring from previous spine surgery. 

Most importantly, our team is very well-qualified in making an accurate diagnosis of your low back pain.  A treatment plan can only be successful if the cause of your low back pain is identified first.  If you're ready to regain an active life, then please call at (847) 593-6800 or book an appointment online today! 

Our board-certified physicians would be delighted to provide you with an expert consultation and outlined a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for you.