The lumbar spine comprises the lower back area where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen – the last five vertebrae of the spine – L1 through L5. Beginning approximately six inches below the shoulder blades, the lumbar spine connects the thoracic spine downward to the sacral spine. The lumbar spine is strong and extremely motile.
The Lower Back Structure
The Lower Back Functions
Lower Back Responsibilities
The lower back is the most common area of pain in the back because it carries the largest burden of weight compared to the other two regions of the spine – the cervical spine and the thoracic spine. This is because the lumbar spine is the bottom of the structure.
- Bears the most weight
- Bears the harsh movements of the upper body
- Enables bending
- Enables the lifting of heavy weight
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Nerve impingement is the most common cause of lower back pain.
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Compression fractures
Nerve impingement in the lumbar spine causes lower back pain radiating through the buttocks and down to the legs.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Pain
The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate your lower back pain and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of lumbar spine pain can be relieved through:
At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of lower back pain can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.
- Manual – hands on – Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercises
- High Tech Exercises
- High Touch Exercises
- Weight Resistance Exercises
- Postural Corrections
- Tailored Home Exercise Program
Gold Standard Pain Management
Other highly effective lower back pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:
- Medical Massage
Medical Insurance Coverage for Lumbar Spine Therapeutic Treatment
At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your lumbar spine treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from a lower back pain condition. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location
Discover effective lower back pain relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.
Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.