Low back pain is a common health condition many people will experience at one point in life. If you have this pain after an injury, it is vital to get prompt medical attention. For minor pain, non-surgical treatment options can help you find relief and prevent future episodes. Dr. Daniel Benhuri is a highly credentialed primary care doctor delivering superior low back pain treatment for individuals in Beverly Hills, California.
Symptoms of Low Back Pain
Long back pain can create a multitude of symptoms that typically fade within a couple of weeks. Common symptoms may include muscle spasms, stiffness and posture problems. You may have difficulty with movement from standing to sitting positions. Pain can be sudden or gradual and dull or sharp, depending on the cause. Contact a doctor immediately if you have nausea or vomiting, pain below your knee, numbness or trouble with urination.
Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain can be caused by injury to muscles or ligaments. Other contributing factors may include arthritis, ruptured disk, fracture or lack of physical activity. Risk factors may include age, lack of physical activity, excess body weight, improper lifting and certain medical conditions. Smoking and psychological conditions can aggravate symptoms.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain
To diagnose low back pain, your primary care doctor may perform a physical exam to check reflexes, muscles and joints for abnormalities. Your doctor may order blood work or imaging tests if your symptoms are severe. Treatments can be tailored for your unique medical needs. These options can include over-the-counter and prescription medications, back braces or steroid injections. Surgery may be recommended if your pain does not get better from non-surgical treatments.
Beverly Hills Low Back Pain Treatment
Low back pain can make everyday activities uncomfortable and could lead to serious complications if left untreated. You can help prevent episodes of low back pain with frequent stretching, rest and avoiding physical activities that can aggravate symptoms. Dr. Daniel Benhuri can make the best recommendations for a treatment plan to meet your needs. If you need urgent care, evening and weekend appointments are available. Schedule an appointment today.