I have really bad low back pain. Will it get worse in the future?
Back pain can originate from the bones, disks, joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves and spinal cord and rarely other organ systems. Sometimes the exact cause cannot be determined. Back pain can improve, stay the same or worsen over time depending on the cause. It is difficult to predict the future of your pain without a detailed assessment. I recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. The initial treatment for most causes of back pain is physical therapy. If you fail physical therapy then I recommend consultation with spine surgeon for further workup and treatment. Please contact Executive Spine Surgery for more information. Good Luck!