Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain – Huffington Post

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Acute low back pain, also known as low back pain with sciatic radiating to the lower leg and to the foot are usually treated conservatively over a six week time span by physical therapy and an anti-inflammatory medication with a restriction on activity that the person recovering can do.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot.
  • They are initially treated conservatively for at least six weeks by physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and limited activity.
  • Even if there is a large disc herniation on the MRI, unless the disc is central or causing a neurological deficit, they need wait at least six weeks before beginning a more aggressive treatment.

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