Approximately 80% of adults in the United States experience low back pain at some point, often due to physical activities, work, lifestyles, or stress. For all types of low back pain and sciatica, see the experts at Kinexis Healthcare in Estero, Florida. The integrated team combines the best conservative and traditional treatments to help you recover from back and sciatic pain and rebuild strength and function in your spine. Learn about their traditional and non-traditional approaches by scheduling a visit online or by phone today.
Low back pain can come from one or more of the anatomical structures in your lower back, such as:
The most common causes of low back pain are soft tissue injuries and mechanical issues in the low back, meaning the joints don’t function or move properly. Sciatica is a result of compression or irritation to the sciatic nerve in your lower back, which may be caused by joint or soft tissue problems as well.
What are the signs of a low back injury or sciatica?
Low back injuries can develop an array of symptoms that range from mild to severe discomfort, including:
Certain movements or positions can also cause pain, such as bending to tie your shoes, picking up an object from the floor, or leaning backward or side to side. These movements and activities indicate how well your back is functioning and may point to specific types of injuries when assessed with your symptoms.
Conditions that cause low back pain include:
The majority of back pain cases resolve with conservative care, though some more severe issues — including fractures and severe degeneration — may require invasive treatments to repair the damage to the spine.
Sciatica, a condition related to inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve can be caused by anything that compresses the sciatic nerve in your lower back. Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve may be caused by:
These conditions can cause mild to severe sciatica symptoms, including sharp, shooting pain down your legs, numbness and tingling in your buttocks or thighs, or buttock pain.
The Kinexis Healthcare team completes extensive evaluations and physical exams, including orthopedic testing, for all cases of low back pain. If imaging is needed, including X-rays or an MRI, they provide referrals to imaging centers in the area. Based on their findings, they explain your diagnosis and outline a plan to help you recover as quickly as possible.
Treatment for your low back pain or sciatica depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your pain, and the overall function of your back. Kinexis Healthcare offers the following types of treatment for low back pain and sciatica:
For sciatica, treatment may also involve specialized exercises and stretching protocols to address the underlying cause of your pain, whether it’s related to a soft tissue injury or disc herniation. Additionally, the team offers specialized care for pregnant women to alleviate low back pain associated with pregnancy.
To schedule an exam for your low back pain, call Kinexis Healthcare or book online now.