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Lower back pain is common, ranging from mild discomfort to severe conditions, and impacts daily life. Individuals must engage in preventive measures and effective management to maintain or improve their quality of life.

Understanding Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain involving the lumbar region and its supporting structures is influenced by age, injury, and daily stress, presenting challenges to a wide demographic.

Prevention Strategies

Although outright prevention may be elusive, adopting a healthy lifestyle emphasizing regular exercise, proper weight management, and ergonomic practices can significantly mitigate risk factors.

Daily Management Techniques

Integrating daily stretches, heat and cold therapy, moderate physical activity, and a supportive sleeping environment can relieve minor discomfort.

Chronic Pain Management

Persistent or severe pain requires professional assessment to diagnose and tailor treatment plans effectively. Options include physical therapy for strength and mobility, spinal injections for inflammation, and guidance on lifestyle adjustments.

Advanced Treatment Modalities

  • Platelet Lysate Injections: Utilize growth factors from the patient’s blood to promote healing in nerve tissue.
  • Facet Joint Injections: Deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly to the affected joints to alleviate pain.
  • Trigger Point Injections: Target specific muscle areas to relieve pain and muscle spasms.

Surgical Interventions

For those not responding to conservative measures, minimally invasive surgery may offer a path to significant improvement, focusing on nerve decompression with minimal recovery time compared to traditional surgery.

At Columbia Pain Management, we understand the evolving science of pain and offer innovative treatments to help you reclaim your life. If you’re trapped by unrelenting pain, our experts guide you toward healing and fulfillment. Call 503-654-5636 or 541-205-0173 to schedule an appointment. We’re committed to helping you find relief and improve your quality of life. Let us assist you in taking the first step toward a pain-free life.