Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the third most prevalent reasons people visit their physicians. Close to ninety percent of people will experience back or neck pain at least one time in their life.Eighty percent of people will have low back pain at some point in their lives. And nearly everyone who has low back pain once will have it again. Very few people who feel pain in their low back have a serious medical problem, such as described below.
Herniated Lumbar Disc / Slipped Disc
Herniated disc means that the gel-like material at the center of the disc has squeezed out of its normal space. A herniation may encroach on vital tissues around the spine such as ligaments and/or nerves.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a condition when the spinal canal, which contains our spinal cord, is decreased in size. The squeezing of the spinal canal by bony spurs that occur due to many years of wear and tear, may compress the spinal cord and/or the nerves that lie inside. This compression usually causes pain in the buttock and legs with or without low back pain.
Sciatica describes a condition that is caused by irritated spinal nerve roots as they exit the spine or compression of the nerve as it runs down the leg. Symptoms may include pain, numbness and/or tingling sensation traveling to buttock and lower extremity.