Lumbar pain can be very intrusive on your everyday life. This kind of pain can come around after years of stress and can get to the point where everyday body movement will be painful. One of the most common lower back issues is a Lumbar strain which is an injury to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments of the lower back. Here are some of the treatments:
Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection - a corticosteroid is injected into the epidural space to reduce the inflammation. Often times, a local anesthetic is injected as well to reduce pain.
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection - an injection is used in order to relieve pain feet, legs, and lower back which can be caused by a herniated disc or other back problems. Steroid medication helps reduce inflammation along with alleviating pain.
Lumbar Facet Medial Branch Blocks - Medial branch nerve block is a procedure where an anesthetic is injected near medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint. This procedure is primarily diagnostic, If the patient experiences immediate pain relief after the procedure, then we can conclude that the facet joint is the source of the pain leading to the next procedure.
Lumbar Facet Branch Medial Radio-frequency (RFA) - Following the precursor Branch Blocks procedure above, the RFA is used to eliminate pain by using an electrical current produced by a radio wave that heats up a small area of nerve tissue. This results in eliminating pain in that specific area.
Lumbar Facet Injections -
Sacroiliac Joint Injection - Commonly referred to as the SI joint, it is located in the pelvis and links the pelvis to the lowest part of the spine above the tailbone. This is a combination of local anesthetic and steroid injection into this area aimed at presently aimed at relieving pain.
Sacral Nerve Radio-frequency Ablation (RFA) - this is a procedure that eliminates pain in this specific area by using an electrical current produced by a radio wave that heats up a small area of nerve tissue.
Spinal Cord Stimulation -
Things you can do from home for lower back pain:
Apply ice or heat for 15 minute periods
Keep consistent movement of the area by staying active
Find comfortable resting positions
Do not put extensive stress on the area
Try over-the-counter medications to temporarily relieve the pain