The lumbar back pain or the lower back pain is now one of the most occurring problems among the 90% population because every now and then, you will be visiting the doctor’s office just because of this reason. However, specifically, the lumbar back pain is seen to occur mostly among the elderly population and the middle aged people who might suffer from this problem due to the injury, strain or overuse of the muscles and the joints. The lumbar back pain may cause pain in the lower back and cause difficulty of movement, leg weakness, bladder disturbances etc. which results from the narrowing of the lumbar canal and that compresses the facet joints, nerve roots, muscles and the soft tissues at the back. In this case, it is always better to go for treatment under a doctor who will be able to provide you the best therapy and medication for the eradication of the pain.
The lumbar back pain may cause the lumbar spine stenosis which is the most common problem within this type and the treatments that can reduce the problem are surgical decompression, physical therapy, pain managements, pain medication, bad rest etc. However, the lumbar back pain resulting from the lumbosacral spine may be the cause of serious problems such as loss of productivity, morbidity or even disability. The stenosis of the lumbar spinal canal may cause the osteoarthritis pain which can also cause loss of productivity and movement, inactivity to people of any ages. Both of these diseases may simply seem as the lumbar back pain in the first sight, but they will slowly progress throughout your body, the delayed treatment of which can cause devastating effects over your body. Therefore, instant and quick diagnosis of these diseases and the proper treatments may be the only ways to make you cured.
At first, the lumbar back pain may seem as the normal lower back pain which can start causing pain, fatigue, numbness and weakness in your lumbar back. Slowly, the pain will start to spread over your spines, thighs and feet and may cause weakness, numbness, burning, tingling or cramping in the thighs and legs. In its primary stages, you have to start taking treatments under a doctor before the narrowing of the lumbar canal. Among the surgical treatments of these diseases, there is the decompressive lumbar laminectomy which is tolerable surgical procedure for both the middle aged and elderly people and is also known to be the most effective treatment for cure.
For patients who are unable to cope with the surgical treatments, there are the pain management, pain medication, lumbar bracing, physical therapy, light weight exercises and bed rest etc. If the symptoms of the lumbar back pain are going beyond the limit, then non – surgical treatments may not work so you will have to go through the decompressive lumbar laminectomy instead. However, early surgery with strict physical therapy, symptomatic management , medication, back strengthening exercises and nonsteroidal analgesics could be effective treatments for the lumbar back pain.