Lower Back & Pelvis Injuries & Pain Treatments

Lower Back & Pelvis Injuries

Spondylolisthesis

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

Canal Stenosis (narrow of spinal canal)

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

Sciatic

SymptomsPressure or irritation put on the sciatic nerve.
TreatmentsOver-the-counter pain relievers, muscle relaxants, antidepressants for chronic low back pain, prescription pain medications.

Low back disc problems

SymptomsDisc herniation, can put pressure on spinal nerve root.
TreatmentsPhysical therapy, epidural injection, heat and ice therapy, or lumbar herniated disc surgery.

Piriformis Syndrome

SymptomsNeuromuscular disorder that causes pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks.
TreatmentsAvoid positions that trigger pain, rest, ice, heat, muscle relaxants and medications.

Facet Irritation and Injury

SymptomsCommon pain caused by a facet joint injury in your spine.
Treatmentsexercises, improved posture, heat wrap, anti-inflammatory medications.