What Is Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain, or lumbar pain, is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, affecting upwards of 80% of the adult population. Lower back pain can be debilitating and can limit your normal functioning. While for many, an episode of lower back pain will pass, there are times where it does not go away and finding treatment with a back pain specialist is recommended sooner than later. At Dr. Monica’s, experts help in diagnosing and treating lower back pain using non-surgical back pain treatments in NJ.

What Is the Cause?

Lower back pain can be triggered by many different factors. Lower back pain almost always originates from either the spine or the muscles of the back. Many problems originating in the spine are a result of the spaces between the vertebrae called discs. Herniated discs, torn discs and ruptured discs are commons problems associated with the spine that contribute to lower back pain. Lower back pain can also originate from the back muscles that have been strained or pulled due to overuse. Patients who describe lower back pain as sore and achey are often suffering from lower back pain due to a muscle injury.

Other causes of lower back pain include:

  • Normal wear and tear of the body
  • Overactivity
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Muscle strains or pulls
  • Other injury


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