Lower Back Pain Specialist

My Emergency Room 24/7

Emergency Room located in Abilene, TX

Lower back pain is one of the leading drivers of missed work days in the United States and nearly one quarter of American adults have experienced low back pain in the last three months. At My Emergency Room 24/7, the team of medical professionals offers round-the-clock care for residents of Abilene, Texas, helping them get much-needed relief from lower back pain. If low back pain has you sidelined from your life, call or visit the full-service emergency room.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

My Emergency Room 24/7

What makes up the low back?

In order to better understand lower back pain, it’s helpful to quickly review the major players in your lower back, which include:

  • Five large vertebrae called your lumbar spine
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Discs
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves

Your lower back plays a significant role in your mobility, range of motion, and support, so any pain in the area can have a widespread effect on your entire health and well-being.

What causes lower back pain?

Given its enormous role in how your overall body functions, your lower back can fall prey to a host of different issues, including:

  • Osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis
  • Muscle strain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • A herniated or ruptured disc
  • Spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of your spinal canal
  • Sciatica
  • Injury or infection
  • Skeletal irregularities, such as scoliosis

Most lower back pain is a result of overuse or degenerative conditions that develop over years of wear and tear.

When should I seek medical help for lower back pain?

You know your body best, but it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution when it comes to your back. The health care professionals at My Emergency Room 24/7 understand the many different causes of lower back pain and not only provide you relief from the pain, but they also guide you on longer-term management.

If you’ve iced and rested your back for 24-48 hours with little to no improvement, or your condition deteriorates, the staff is ready to help you 24 hours a day.

How is lower back pain treated?

The answer to this depends upon the source of your lower back pain. At My Emergency Room 24/7, your medical team’s first priority is to make you comfortable again. From there, they can use a number of diagnostic imaging tools such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans, to help them get a better look at what’s going on inside your lower back.

Once they find the source of the problem, they work to provide you with both short- and long-term solutions, which may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Pain medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Referral

My Emergency Room 24/7 has a class F pharmacy on the premises, which means your road to relief starts and ends on-site.

Don’t suffer any longer with lower back pain. Call or visit My Emergency Room 24/7 for comprehensive and experienced medical care.