Lower back pain, also known as lumbar disc pain, is caused by a variety of issues with any parts of the complex network of muscles, nerves, bones, discs, and tendons in the lumbar spine. Common causes of lower back pain include:
- The large nerve roots in the lower back that go to the legs may be irritated
- The smaller nerves that supply the lower back may be irritated
- The large pair of lower back muscles may be strained
- The bones, ligaments, or joints may be damaged
- An intervertebral disc may be degenerating
- A herniated disc pressing on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica
- Abnormal spine curvatures
- Spinal stenosis from the spinal column narrowing, putting pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves
An irritation or problem with any of these structures can cause lower back pain. At times, the pain radiates or transfers to other parts of the body. Many lower back problems also cause muscle spasms, which in turn can cause severe pain and possible disability.
While lower back pain is extremely common, just about everybody experiences it at some point in their life, the symptoms and severity of it vary greatly. South Lake Pain Institute is always searching for the best treatment of lumbar disc pain. We are currently conducting clinical trials on this very complex syndrome. If you are interested in getting involved, click here to visit our Clinical Research page and fill out the provided form. If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please click here.