Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment — only headache is more common.
It can be either acute, subacute or chronic in duration. With conservative measures, the symptoms of low back pain typically show significant improvement within a few weeks from onset.
As a reminder, it is important to monitor the improvement or lack thereof and note any symptoms that are best describe as numbness, tingling, sharp & shooting pain, dull or aching pain/sensation that may radiate down either leg.
If you or a friend or family member is experiencing lower back pain with the noted symptoms, please call our office to schedule an appointment and lower back pain evaluation.