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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:

  • Self-Care for Low Back Pain
  • Causes of Lumbar (Low Back) Pain

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 active occupation.

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