Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain Treatment in Southern California
The spine is the main support for our body and provides protection for the spinal cord. The spine is has 33 vertebrae that permit us to maintain an upright position and bend. There are three spine regions: cervical (neck), thoracic (chest) and lumbar (lower back). The coccyx and sacral areas make up the bottom of our spine.
If you or someone you know suffers from lower back pain, you know how it can make life difficult. Lower back pain is a condition that affects 80% of the general US population. It ranks third as a cause for visiting doctors, after heart disease and arthritis, for adults over 40. The most common causes of lower back pain are muscle or ligament strain, bad posture, overuse and injury. Lower back pain can also be a symptom of a more complex spine problem that tends to get worse, such as:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Lower Back Pain Surgery in Southern California
If you are suffering from chronic or severe lower back pain, we urge you to see our spine surgeons at ONE® Brain & Spine Center® for consultation. While it may not be life-threatening, the pain may be debilitating and negatively impact your quality of life. Our Southern California Neurosurgeon, Dr. Burak Ozgur, has the education, training and experience in treating lower back pain. Call (949) 383-4190 to schedule an appointment.