Lower Back & Pelvis Injuries & Pain Treatments

Lower Back & Pelvis Injuries

Spondylolisthesis

Symptoms Condition of the spine where one vertebrae slips forward or backward. Can lead to deformity of the spine and narrowing of the spinal canal.
Treatments Rest, physical therapy, spinal surgery which may include decompression.

Canal Stenosis (narrow of spinal canal)

Symptoms Spinal canal narrows over time, affects spinal chord. Spinal ligaments can thicken or harden, discs can bulge or collapse, vertebrae can slip out of place.
Treatments Decompression surgery, fusion surgery, interspinous process spacer.

Sciatic

Symptoms Pressure or irritation put on the sciatic nerve.
Treatments Over-the-counter pain relievers, muscle relaxants, antidepressants for chronic low back pain, prescription pain medications.

Low back disc problems

Symptoms Disc herniation, can put pressure on spinal nerve root.
Treatments Physical therapy, epidural injection, heat and ice therapy, or lumbar herniated disc surgery.

Piriformis Syndrome

Symptoms Neuromuscular disorder that causes pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks.
Treatments Avoid positions that trigger pain, rest, ice, heat, muscle relaxants and medications.

Facet Irritation and Injury

Symptoms Common pain caused by a facet joint injury in your spine.
Treatments exercises, improved posture, heat wrap, anti-inflammatory medications.