Lower Back Pain Treatment Orange County & Irvine, CA

Dr. Alexander is a celebrated spine specialist in Orange County, CA. Diagnosis and treatment are all handled in-house and we have the technology and the expertise to treat your condition promptly in order to get you back to your day-to-day routine again.

What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems one can have. This can be caused by injury or irritation to any of the structures of the lower back, including:

  • vertebrae
  • facet joints 
  • discs between the vertebrae
  • vertebral ligaments.

There are two types of back pain: acute and chronic. Acute back pain tends to manifest itself in sharp and severe bursts, while chronic back pain generally occurs over a longer stretch of time.

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Since your back is a complex hub of bones (also referred to as vertebrae), muscles, discs, tendons, and ligaments provide balance, mobility, support, and protection for your body, especially your spinal cord and its surrounding nerves.

Some common reasons you may be experiencing lower back pain include:

  • Vertebral body fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Neoplasms
  • Infections
  • Sacroiliac joint disease
  • Disc extrusion
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc protrusion
  • Herniated disc
  • Nerve root irritation or compression
  • Central sensitization
  • Biomechanical factors
  • Poor posture
  • Psychological and emotional factors

In general, wear and tear on a daily basis tends to have an effect on the spine, making the back more susceptible to injury and experiencing pain. Genetics also plays a role when it comes to spinal deterioration.

Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

Dr. Alexander is an experienced and celebrated spine surgeon serving the Orange County, CA area as well as its surrounding regions. He uses and has helped pioneer cutting-edge techniques like artificial disc replacement and minimally invasive spine surgery which serve as alternatives to more conventional spine surgery procedures and methods.

Contact Dr. Alexander today and we’ll provide comprehensive consultation, zeroing in on your problem and finding a practical solution that will have you feeling like yourself again.