Treatment For Lumbar Pain
Lumbar pain can be very intrusive on your everyday life. This kind of pain can come around after years of stress and can get to the point where everyday body movement is painful. One of the most common lower back issues is a lumbar strain which is an injury to the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments of the lower back. We offer a variety of treatments for relief from this sort of pain, as well as have suggestions for things you can try on your own for at-home relief.
Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
A corticosteroid is injected into the epidural space to reduce the inflammation in the area. Often times, a local anesthetic is injected as well to further reduce pain.
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
An injection is used in order to relieve pain in the feet, legs, and lower back which can be caused by a herniated disc or other back problems. Steroid medication helps reduce inflammation along with alleviating pain.
Lumbar Facet Medial Branch Blocks
This procedure consists of an anesthetic injection near the medial nerves that are connected to a specific facet joint. This procedure is primarily diagnostic; if the patient experiences immediate pain relief after the procedure, then we can conclude that the facet joint is the source of the pain which leads us to the next procedure.
Lumbar Facet Branch Medial Radio-Frequency Ablation (RFA)
Following the precursor branch blocks procedure above, the RFA is used to eliminate pain by using an electrical current produced by a radio wave that heats up a small area of nerve tissue. This results in eliminating pain in that specific area.
Lumbar Facet Injections
During this procedure, a local anesthetic is injected into the small facet joints located alongside each vertebrae. This is ideal for patients with mechanical and arthritic back pain.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
The sacroiliac joint-commonly referred to as the SI joint-is located in the pelvis and links the pelvis to the lowest part of the spine above the tailbone. This injection is a combination of local anesthetic and steroid, and is injected into this area aimed at relieving pain.
Things you can do from home for lower back pain...
Apply ice or heat for 15 minute periods
Keep consistent movement of the area by staying active
Find comfortable resting positions
Do not put extensive stress on the area
For temporary relief, try over-the-counter medication