Medical Treatment for Low Back Pain in Castle Rock

Low Back Pain

Find Relief and Healing for Low Back Pain

Millions of adults in the United States suffer from persistent low back pain. The causes of the pain vary based on each patient’s medical history, lifestyle and genetics. Pain is not normal, and help is available.

Founders Family Medicine in Castle Rock provides care for patients with low back pain. Seek the help you need for effective pain relief. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for care.

What Are the Symptoms of Low Back Pain?

The primary symptom of back pain is, of course, back in your lower back. However, patients with low back pain may experience other symptoms related to the issue causing the pain.

  • Dull or aching pain in the back

  • Sharp or stinging pain down the back of the legs

  • Worsening of the pain when sitting

  • Loss of bladder control

  • Weakness or numbness in legs

If you experience persistent or worsening pain, schedule an appointment for treatment.

What Causes Low Back Pain?

Low back pain occurs for a variety of reasons. Causes range from injuries to infections. To understand the cause of back pain, patients need an accurate diagnosis.

  • Disc issue

  • Sciatica

  • Muscle or ligament strain

  • Whiplash, fall or other accident or injury

  • Arthritis

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Scoliosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Infection

What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Low Back Pain?

While any patient can develop lower back pain, some patients with certain risk factors have a greater chance of experiencing the condition.

  • Aging, with people over 30 experiencing higher rates of occurrence

  • Poor fitness and muscle strength

  • Obesity and excess weight

  • Work-related factors, like heavy lifting or extended time sitting

  • Smoking tobacco

Diagnosing Low Back Pain

To diagnose the cause of low back pain, we evaluate mobility with a physical examination. Then, based on your medical history and symptoms we may order additional tests.

  • X-Ray

  • MRI

  • Blood tests

  • Bone scan

  • Nerve studies

  • CT scan

Our goal is to find the source of the pain and recommend the best treatment plan to achieve long-term healing.

Treatment from Founders Family Medicine

Each patient receives a customized treatment plan based on their specific condition and needs. When needed, we refer patients to other healthcare providers, including surgeons or physical therapists.

Medication

When needed, we prescribe medication to aid with pain management, inflammation and range of motion. Common prescriptions include analgesics, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants and topical pain relief.

Surgical Treatment

If other treatment options do not work or for severe conditions, we may refer patients to a surgeon.

Physical Therapy

Often strengthening or changing the function of the body helps reduce low back pain. Physical therapy offers great results for many patients with back pain.

When Should I See My Healthcare Provider About Low Back Pain?

Pain is not normal. If you’ve suffered an injury or experience ongoing or intense back pain, plan to seek medical help. Sudden or severe pain can also signal an infection, which requires attention.

Overall, if low back pain interferes with your daily life or activities, it’s time to seek professional help. Schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

Find Trusted Care for Low Back Pain

Founders Family Medicine provides effective diagnosis and treatment for low back pain at our Castle Rock Clinic. We offer both in-clinic and online appointments for your convenience.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.