Back pain is one of the most common causes of pain and disability. There are many causes of back pain, and determining the source of the pain can help guide treatment of this common problem. Common causes of back pain include back muscle strain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other conditions.
Sometimes the cause of back pain is thought to be de to degeneration, or wearing out, of the lumbar intervertebral discs. This condition is called discogenic back pain, or lumbar disc pain.
For many, this occurs without causing any noticeable symptoms. However, for others it can be the source of persistent lower back or neck pain.
IDET (Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty) provides a new alternative to other surgical procedures for patients who suffer from back pain caused by certain types of disc problems.