Persistent and chronic lower (lumbar) back pain can result from a number of sources, from trauma to a herniated disc. When conservative treatment options for lower back pain, such as rest or physical therapy, do not alleviate the pain and discomfort over a reasonable amount of time, board-certified adult and pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Sanjay Khurana offers a range of modern, minimally invasive lower back spinal treatment options at the Los Angeles Spine Group.
Lower Back Spinal Treatment
Some of the most common sources of lower back pain include:
- Nerve injury or irritation
- Muscle strain
- Bone, joint, or ligament damage or injury
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
The scope of lower back pain can vary greatly from patient to patient, according to the type of injury and the individual patient. While acute muscle strains can potentially cause excruciating pain and temporarily hinder movement and physical activity, some patients suffering from degenerative disc disease may continue to function normally and experience limited or moderate amounts of pain for longer periods of time.
At Los Angeles Spine Group, Dr. Khurana and his team of spine surgery experts have access to the most advanced, minimally invasive spine surgery and treatment procedures available to help treat lower back injuries and chronic lower back pain. Depending on the source of the pain and range of the injury, Dr. Khurana may prescribe conservative treatment options, such as rest, physical therapy, and pain medication where appropriate.
Artificial Disc Replacement – Patients suffering from degenerative disc disease or an injured disc that can no longer provide support to the surrounding vertebrae may be candidates to have the disc replaced by a combination of a bone graft and artificial implant. The procedure is used to treat damaged discs in both the lumbar (lower) spine and cervical (neck) area.
XLIF Procedure (Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion/Lumbar Spinal Fusion) – Also used to treat degenerativee disc disease, lumbar spinal fusion works by joining or “fusing” two adjacent vertebrae together to help stabilize the spine and prevent movement in the intervertebral space the can lead to pain and nerve issues in the lower spine.
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