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.
- 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.
"The spine is a common location for metastatic tumors. Metastases occur in the vertebral body and go to the pedicle."