Low Back Pain

Pedro M. Ramirez, M.D.

Low back pain is a common and disabling disorder in our community and is related to disability and work absence. It accounts for high economical costs. Acute episodes of back pain are usually self-limited, but patients with pain that last longer than three months are defined as chronic low back patients. Most primary care physicians can expect to see at least one patient with low back pain per week.

A spine specialist should evaluate patients with chronic low back pain to categorize the pain as surgical or non-surgical. Most patients will not benefit from spine surgery. Here, at Central Florida Neurosurgical Institute, we will provide the best treatment for your condition.

The management of LBP comprises a range of different intervention strategies including surgery, drug therapy, and non-pharmacological interventions including physical therapy, exercise programs, behavior therapy, acupuncture, spinal manipulations and massages.

Surgery can be considered in persons who have suffered significant functional disabilities and in those with unremitting pain, despite multiple nonsurgical treatments. Good evidence supports the use of spinal fusion for treating back pain caused by fractures, infections, progressive deformity, or instability. Spinal decompression, nerve root decompression, and spinal fusions done for the right indication will have excellent results in patients suffering from back pain and leg pain.

At Central Florida Neurosurgery Institute we are dedicated to satisfy your needs at a personalized level with the highest level of care. Our highly skilled surgeons will offer you the most effective interventions to treat your condition.

Conditions treated:

  • Annular tear
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Bone spurs
  • Bulging disc
  • Canal stenosis
  • Collapsed disc
  • Compression fractures
  • Conditions resources
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Degenerative spine
  • Disc extrusion
  • Disc protrusion
  • Facet disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Foraminal narrowing
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Herniated nucleus pulposus
  • Muscle strain
  • Pinched nerve
  • Post laminectomy syndrome
  • Prolapsed disc
  • Ruptured disc
  • Sacro-Iliac joint disease
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal narrowing
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Vertebral fracture
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