What is Lower Back Pain?
According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke about 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their life. Lower back pain can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain occurs when there is a traumatic event such as a car accident. Episodes of pain that lasts longer than three months are considered chronic.
In some cases, lower back pain can limit daily activities. The lower back, or lumbar spine, has five vertebrae (L1 – L5), which support much of the weight of the upper body. As a lower back specialist, Dr. Braxton utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques along with conservative and surgical treatment to help patients suffering from lower back pain.