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Low back pain is a result of pain in the lumbar area of the spine located below the rib cage and above the sacrum. The lower back provides support for most of the body’s movement and weight, which makes it more prone to injury. Pain can be short-lived or chronic, it depends on the cause. Most people will suffer from lower back pain in their lifetime.
The majority of low back pain originates from a strain, sprain, muscle spasm, or general wear-and-tear as you age. However, there are additional spinal conditions and disorders that can lead to lower back pain. They include:
Low back pain can be a result of a wide spectrum of general symptoms such as:
If you are experiencing the symptoms of low back pain, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.
Non-surgical treatment is the first plan of action in treating lower back pain. Common treatment options are:
Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive spine surgery that can alleviate the pain and discomfort you’ve been experiencing. If non-surgical treatments, physical therapy, or medications haven’t worked, robotic surgical treatments could be the solution to your lower back problems.
Robotic surgery allows surgeons to separate the muscles surrounding the spine instead of cutting through muscles. With the assistance of the robot, the surgeon makes small incisions along the spine that are more precise and accurate. Advantages of robotic surgical treatments are:
As with any spinal condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.