Lower Back Pain Specialist

Spine & Pain Institute of Florida

Navdeep Jassal, MD

Pain Management located in Lakeland, FL

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports that 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. If you’re currently living with this type of pain, don’t hesitate to contact Navdeep Jassal, MD, and his dedicated team of pain treatment specialists at the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida. Get started with their highly effective treatments by calling the Lakeland, Florida, office or booking your appointment online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Pain in the lumbar region of your spine, or your lower back, can be caused by anything from a pulled muscle to a problem with the vertebrae that make up your spine. Some conditions that can cause lower back pain include:

Muscular strain

You could have strained your muscles while lifting something heavy, playing a sport, or engaging in another activity that puts excess strain on the muscles in your back. Muscular strain is often accompanied by muscle spasms. 

Sciatica

Sciatica is pain caused by pressure on your sciatic nerve, which runs along the back of each of your legs up to the base of your spine. Pressure anywhere along this nerve can cause radiating, burning pain. You usually feel this pain on only one side of your body.

Herniated disc

The discs spaced throughout your spine help your spinal column stay aligned and absorb shock. But, over time, they can get damaged and shift. When you have a herniated disc, one of the discs along your spine has slipped out of position and is pushing against nerves, causing pain.  

Stenosis

The degeneration of your discs over time can cause your spinal column to narrow. As it does, it puts pressure on the nerves along your spine. As a result, spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of your spine, creates back pain. 

Arthritis, scoliosis, kyphosis, fibromyalgia, and a range of other conditions can also cause pain in your lumbar region. 

Clearly, not all lower back pain is the same. Dr. Jassal starts your lower back pain treatment by identifying what’s causing your pain so he can most effectively treat it. 

Will my back pain go away with time?

Some lower back pain resolves on its own with the appropriate amount of rest. If your pain doesn’t improve within three days of rest, however, it will likely require medical care. Don’t wait to get in touch with the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida and get relief from your pain. 

How is lower back pain treated?

Dr. Jassal and his team develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Your plan might include physical therapy, medication, and a treatment or combination of treatments. Some of the treatments Dr. Jassal offers at the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injections
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation

To learn more about the treatments available for your lower back pain, call the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida or schedule your appointment online.