Lower Back Pain Specialist

Brian J. Fuller, MD -  - Pain Management

Mountain Spine & Pain Physicians

Brian J. Fuller, MD

Pain Management located in Denver, CO

Lower back pain is common and is one of the leading causes of missed days at work. For most people, back pain resolves on its own in time. But for some, their lower back pain doesn’t improve and may even get worse. Havard-trained and triple-board certified pain management specialist, Brian J. Fuller, MD, at Mountain Spine & Pain Physicians in Denver uses advanced pain management procedures to help you get the relief you need. For a consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain refers to any discomfort you experience in your lumbar spine — the area of your back found below your ribs and above your buttocks. The type of pain you experience in your lower back can vary in type and severity, ranging from a constant dull ache to intermittent, sharp shooting pain.

No matter the severity or frequency of your lower back pain, if it’s affecting your quality of life, Dr. Fuller can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help you gain control over your pain. 

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can develop from many causes, ranging from an injury to an underlying degenerative condition. Some of the most common causes of lower back pain managed by Dr. Fuller at Mountain Spine & Pain Physicians include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Internal disc disruption
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Facet arthritis
  • Sprains and strains

Whether your lower back pain that results from a work-related accident, sports injury, or something that developed over time, Dr. Fuller can find the underlying cause of your discomfort and provide the most effective treatment.

What are the treatment options for lower back pain?

Dr. Fuller can help you find the appropriate solution for your lower back pain. He uses a combination of physical medicine, rehabilitation, and interventional pain management procedures to help reduce your discomfort. 

Before he recommends interventional pain management treatments, Dr. Fuller may first recommend physical therapy to help improve muscle strength and function to reduce your back pain. 

If your lower back pain continues after physical therapy, Dr. Fuller may suggest pain management treatments such as:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injection
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection
  • Lumbar facet injection
  • Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Sacroiliac joint injection

Depending on the cause of your lower back pain, Dr. Fuller may also suggest regenerative medicine with stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. These two treatments are known to repair damaged or diseased tissue to ease pain at the source of your discomfort.

Lower back pain can affect your physical and emotional health. To get expert care for the management of your lower back pain, call Mountain Spine & Pain Physicians, or use the online booking tool to request an appointment.