Lower Back Pain (LBP): Understanding Your Symptoms and Finding Relief. For Patients Desiring Clarity and Comfort
By Dr. Dariusz Nasiek, MD – Triple Board Certified Physician in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Interventional Pain. Author of “MISS – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – a New Paradigm in Lower Back Therapy” and “PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma – a New Paradigm in Regenerative Medicine.”
Lower back pain (LBP) is an ailment most adults will experience at least once in their lives. Whether waking up with a sore back or struggling to sit through your workday, understanding your symptoms is the first step to finding relief.
Identifiable Symptoms of LBP
Dull Aching Sensation: A constant, nagging pain in your lower back.
Sharp Shooting Pain: Often felt when standing up or changing positions.
Tightness or Stiffness: Especially after long periods of inactivity or upon waking.
Numbness or Tingling: That travels down one or both legs.
Muscle Spasms: Sudden, involuntary contractions of the back muscles.
Pain that Worsens after Sitting: Especially without proper back support.
Limited Flexibility: Difficulty in bending or rotating the lower back.
Pain Aggravated by Lifting: Especially using improper technique.
Potential Conditions Related to LBP:
Muscle or Ligament Strain: Due to repetitive heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement.
Herniated or Bulging Discs: The soft material inside a disc can bulge or rupture and press on a nerve.
Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back.
Osteoporosis: Bones becoming porous and brittle might result in compression fractures.
Sciatica: Pain radiating down the back of your leg due to a herniated disc pressing on the sciatic nerve.
Scoliosis: An abnormal curvature of the spine.
Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Possible Solutions for LBP:
Physical Therapy: Guided exercises and stretches to strengthen your back.
Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers: Non-prescription drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen.
Prescription Medications: Such as muscle relaxants or even some antidepressants.
Hot and Cold Packs: Can ease local pain and inflammation.
Alternative Therapies: Acupuncture or chiropractic treatments.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Pioneered by experts like Dr. Nasiek.
Regenerative Medicine: Like Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
Why Choose Dr. Dariusz Nasiek, MD for your LBP?
With 20 years in the OR performing meticulous procedures and 35 years in medical practice, Dr. Nasiek brings unparalleled expertise. Triple board certifications testify to a deep and varied skill set. Yet, it’s his human touch, his dedication to each patient, that sets him apart.
You deserve clarity on your symptoms, expert guidance, and the most advanced treatments. Dr. Nasiek offers all of this and more. He is not just a doctor but a fellow human who understands pain and strives to provide relief.
Dr. Nasiek is a very knowledgeable physician who cares about his patients. I have worked with him for over ten years, and he gives patients many options. His facility is organized and up to date. He is also a great teacher and hosts valuable seminars I have attended. He is also the author of a second edition of the PRP book. You will feel comfortable and at ease with Dr. Nasiek.
Dr. Nasiek's practice prioritizes patient care in a professional setting with polite staff and punctual appointments. It's a reliable option for medical care.
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