Low Back Pain (LBP)

Low back pain (LBP) is defined as pain in the lower back and possible radiation of pain down one or both buttocks or legs.

 

The incidence of low back pain increases with age − approximately 50% of people older than 60 years of age experience this.

 

The causes of low back pain includes:

  • Sprain or strain
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Congenital bony defects
  • Degenerative disease
  • Bone deformirty 

 

The signs and symptoms associated with low back pain are acute, self-limited low back pain.

 

The diagnostic assessment tools used to diagnose low back pain include

  • History and symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • X-ray
  • CT or MRI

 

From a Naturopathic standpoint, Dr. Moira Kwok ND will obtain a very thorough medical history in order to put all of your "puzzle pieces together to form a whole picture of everything that is going on from a health perspective.  From this holistic approach to treatment, she will  put together an individualized treatment plan based on a combination of dietary and lifestyle recommendations, supplements, botanicals, acupuncture and/or IV therapy that is based on your specific case.

 

References

  • Beers MH & Berkow R (Editors).  1999.  The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (17th Ed.).  Merck Research Laboratories: Whitehouse Station, NJ. 
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