Introduction

A fascial hydrodissection for low back pain is a procedure you should consider for both acute and chronic pain in your lower back. According to the CDC, 39% of adults experience low back pain in the past three months. A fascial hydrodissection for low back pain involves a highly-specialized procedure of injecting medication into abnormal fascial planes in the low back to provide immediate and long-term pain relief.

Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be extremely complex. When low back pain is assessed, the physician considers many different causes of low back pain. Causes include muscle pain, SI joint and ligament pain, facet pain, disc pain, spinal stenosis, and nerve pain. The lower back has complicated biomechanics because it is the core supporting structure of your body. Your lower back must allow you to twist, bend, and extend through a full range of motion without pain. Healthy structural anatomy and well-coordinated biomechanics allow, a pain-free range of motion. However, even a small problem with the low back structural anatomy of coordination of movement can cause pain and dysfunction.

Fascial Hydrodissection for Low Back Pain

It is important to determine the source of your lower back pain. At the Fascia Institute and Treatment Center, we specialize in evaluating your lower back fascia. Fascia is the covering around muscles in the lower back that can also get injured, which can cause a muscle knot or adhesion. In addition, injury to the fascia in your lower back can pinch nerves and blood vessels to cause pain. Fascia can also get stuck to a ligament or other bony structures in your lower back. Fascial adhesions can cause a decrease in range of motion or pain. At the Fascia Institute and Treatment Center, we use expert clinical evaluation methods to determine your cause of pain. In addition to x-rays or MRI, if needed, Dr. Courseault uses ultrasound to look under your skin to find the problem. With ultrasound, he can see inflammation, abnormal fascia, muscle tears, or ligament sprains. Once identified, he carefully places a small needle in the areas that are problematic and treats the area with a hydrodissection. Results are typically immediate, but may take a few days to take effect. In some cases, prolotherapy is needed to heal complex fascial injuries.

Summary

A fascial hydrodissection for low back pain is a highly specialized procedure that is specific to your low back fascial injury. Under ultrasound evaluation, Dr. Courseault can see your injury and provide individualized fascial hydrodissection treatment to help relieve your low back pain. The importance of fascia is becoming more evident. Don’t wait to get your fascial problem fixed at the world’s first and only Fascia Institute and Treatment Center.