Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics often will heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain. Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking. Because back pain is so common, numerous products promise prevention or relief. But there's no definitive evidence that special shoes, shoe inserts, back supports, specially designed furniture or stress management programs can help. Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and self-care, usually within a few weeks. Contact Lower Back Pain Relief if your back pain: - Persists past a few weeks - Is severe and doesn't improve with rest - Spreads down one or both legs, especially if the pain extends below the knee - Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs - Is accompanied by unexplained weight loss Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. Call us today: (609) 375-0638.