Lower Back (Lumbar) Surgery

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Lower Back (Lumbar) Surgery

Low back pain, also known as lumbar pain, is one of the most common orthopedic complaints in the world. At our orthopedic practices in and around Knoxville, we help patients with lower back pain feel better and move more freely with a wide variety of lumbar pain treatments.


Our lumbar spine, with its gentle curve of interconnected bones, discs, muscles, ligaments, and nerves, is a marvel of engineering – providing support for the entire upper body while also allowing us to twist, turn, bend, lift and stand. Unfortunately, all those moving parts mean the lower back is also prone to injury and pain.

Lumbar pain usually occurs because of a strain to one of the many muscles in the lower back, but damage or dislocation of the discs of the spine are common, as well. When an injury happens to a muscle, ligament, or disc in the spine, one of the many nerves that run from the spine to the rest of the body can become pinched or damaged, leading to severe pain and/or weakness in the extremities.

Common causes of low back pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Sprained ligament
  • Herniated/ruptured disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sacroiliac or facet joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma
  • Fractures


A tremendous amount of research has gone into developing effective treatments for low back pain — so you’ve got options. Your orthopedic specialist will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your low back pain that works with your lifestyle and helps you regain a pain-free life you love.

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