The lumbar is the part of your body located just below your diaphragm and above your pelvis.
For our purposes, when we talk about the lumbar region, it’s usually in reference to the lumbar sections of our patients’ spines.
It’s this lower part of your lumbar where most back complaints occur, including upper and lower back pain.
Ellman Rehab Associates treats several lumbar conditions, including:
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica) occurs when one of the five spinal nerve roots in a sciatic nerve become compressed. It also can be caused by irritation or compression of the left, right – or both – sciatic nerves. Symptoms include back pain, pain in the buttocks, and even weakness/pain in the legs or feet.
- Spinal Stenosis occurs when the spaces in your spine narrow, resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and its nerves. Almost 75 percent of spinal stenosis occurs in the low back area (the lumbar spine).
- Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It usually shows up in young people going through the growth spurt of puberty.
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome is the residual leg and/or back pain sometimes persists after spinal surgery.
- Degenerative Disc Disease isn’t really a disease but is used to describe the natural and normal changes that spinal discs go through as we age, sometimes causing pain (often lower back pain).
- Coccydynia is pain in your lower back or near your tailbone (coccyx). It’s often brought on by sitting too suddenly.
Pain in your tailbone often can come about when you sit too suddenly.
- Facet Joint Syndrome is pain that occurs when your spine’s facet joints (the stabilizing joints that lie behind and between nearby vertebrae become swell and become painful.
For more detailed information on each of these lumbar conditions, click on the links above. You’ll find content as well as short videos that will explain these conditions.