Lower Back Pain Specialist

Mikhail Solomonov, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ

Mikhail Solomonov, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Cedar Knolls, NJ

Millions of Americans suffer from lower back pain but for some the condition is debilitating. Regardless of the severity, if you’re plagued by acute or chronic back pain, Dr. Mikhail Solomonov of Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ, located in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey can provide relief. Serving patients from throughout the Tri State region, Dr. Mikhail has helped countless men and women kick lower back pain and reclaim active lives. Call today or make an appointment online today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

To understand lower back pain, you need to understand how your lumbar spine works. Your lower back is supported by the lumbar region of your spine. The five lumbar vertebrae and their cushioning discs not only form the base of your spine, but they also help you bend and twist and protect the nerves that run from your spinal column out to the legs. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve to pass through your lumbar spine.  

Lower back pain is often caused by compression of the many nerves that travel through your spine. Conditions such as herniated discs, fractures, and arthritis can cause low back pain and sciatica. This pressure leads to pain, numbness, and loss of strength.  

Another common cause of lower back pain is muscle strain. For example, if you spend a lot of time lifting heavy objects or using incorrect lifting techniques you may injure yourself and experience severe lower back pain.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is the name of a painful condition caused by compression of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar region of your spine. Sciatica causes severe back pain and radiant pain in the buttocks and one or both of your legs. A tingling numb sensation is another common symptom of sciatica.  

How is lower back pain treated?

Dr. Solomonov offers a variety of customizable treatments for lower back pain. Each patient has a unique experience, so he offers a comprehensive physical exam to identify the cause of your pain and then combines a variety of treatments and therapies for pain relief. Treatments may include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Stem cell therapy

If you experience lower back pain, you should seek medical attention. Many injuries and medical conditions only get worse over time when left untreated. Dr. Solomonov is passionate about getting to the bottom of what’s causing your pain and helping you find relief.