Lower Back Pain


Lower Back PainLow back pain is a common cause of pain and is actually one of the top causes of missed work in the USA. Back pain can begin quickly after an accident or by lifting a heavy object, or can develop more slowly with aging. The low back pain can range from an intense sudden, sharp, or shooting pain or can be a dull, constant ache. The lower back is referred to as the lumbar spine and is composed of vertebral bodies, intervertebral discs, and ligaments and tendons. Any type of disruption in these structures can cause pain in the lower back, whether it is acute or more chronic in nature.

At Align Spine and Pain, we will partner with you to identify the correct diagnosis. This personalized process begins by understanding your unique experience, taking a thorough history and performing a detailed exam. We strive to provide each patient with hope and optimism as we work together to return them to their best.

Patient Resources

Patients often find it difficult to recall details about their pain. We know keeping track of symptoms, medications, surgeries, and even your care team can be a frustrating process. To help, we created a set of forms to help organize these important details. We hope that these forms can help our patients advocate for themselves and their loved ones.

Conditions We Treat

  • Annular tears
  • Coccydynia (Tailbone pain)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Discogenic pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar facet arthritis
  • Lumbar radicular pain
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome (Failed back surgery syndrome)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Vertebral compression fracture

Possible Symptoms

  • Persistent, localized upper back pain
  • Muscle and joint stiffness
  • Pain can radiate down one or both legs
  • Limited range of motion
  • Popping or cracking joints
  • Pain with prolonged sitting or standing
  • Pain with waist flexion or extension
  • Leg weakness
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction

What Sets Us Apart

Next-day Appointments
Next-day Appointments
Convenient Evening Hours
Convenient Evening Hours
Unrushed Visits
Unrushed Visits
All Major Insurances Accepted
All Major Insurances Accepted