Low Back/Lower Extremities


 

Where Lower Back Pain Begins

Lower back pain is a common problem that severely impacts the quality of your life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss work. Many different causes may lead to pain in your lower back.

Facet Joint Syndrome

This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist.

Radiculopathy

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column.

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back.

Herniated Discs

This rupture of a vertebral disc can be caused by the normal wear of aging or by traumatic injury. A herniated disc can push painfully against a nerve root, sending pain down the sciatic nerve and resulting in a burning, tingling and/or numbing sensation from the lower back down to one or both feet.

Peripheral Neuralgia/Neuropathies

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Tendonitiis, Bursitis

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CRPS I/II

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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome

This condition, also called "failed back syndrome," is a type of chronic pain. It can develop in some people after spine surgery.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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Vertebral Fractures/Metastases

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis results from new bone and soft tissue growth on the vertebrae, which reduces the space in the spinal canal. When the nerve roots are pinched, a painful burning, tingling and/or numbing sensation is felt from the lower back down to the legs and sometimes all the way to the feet.

Piriformis Syndrome

This is a pain and numbness you feel in your buttock and down the back of your leg. It involves the sciatic nerve. That's a large nerve that travels from your lower spine down to your foot.

Location
Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ
8 Saddle Road, Suite 204
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Phone: 973-737-9443
Fax: (973) 998-7883
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