Low Back Pain
Treatment Options at Washington Township Medical Foundation
There can be many different causes of lower back pain. If you are experiencing
significant or persistent lower back pain, it may be a good idea to see
your doctor at Washington Township Medical Foundation. Low back pain can
be caused by various injuries including muscular strain or a ligament
sprain. While lower back pain will usually go away without treatment,
rare cases may require surgery, and others may need physical therapy.
Learn more about lower back pain on the following pages:
Should I Be Worried About My Lower Back Pain?
While chronic low back pain is worth attention and care, it is almost never
demonstrative of something truly dangerous such as cancer or an abdominal
aneurysm. Typically, low back pain simply occurs when a muscle is strained
or sprained in lifting a heavy object, playing sports, or some other activity.
In some cases, your doctor may provide you with muscle relaxers or may
inject steroids in the epidural space. Rare occasions call for surgical
remedy, but this is typically only considered after lengthy periods of
treatment have been conducted without success. Ask your internist for
advice on preventing back pain if you are an athlete or you work in an