Low Back Pain Specialist

United Spine and Joint Center

Jon Mader, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Leesburg, VA

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, you know the toll it can take on your mood and physical abilities. Sleeping, walking, sitting, and standing can become difficult and make even your normal activities impossible. A consultation and treatment with Dr. Jon Mader at United Spine and Joint Center can end your pain sooner. Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Dr. Mader offers extensive, non-opiate pain relief options as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist. Start feeling better sooner by scheduling your visit with Dr. Mader today.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What causes low back pain?

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions, affecting 80% of Americans yearly. Common causes include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis

How is low back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose low back pain, Dr. Mader performs an extensive evaluation and examination to understand the cause of your pain. He checks your muscles, nerves, joints, and discs to determine where your pain is coming from and if it involves any other structures.

The evaluation may also include X-rays or MRIs if needed. Dr. Mader thoroughly explains your diagnosis and helps you to make informed choices about your care.

How is low back pain treated?

Uncomplicated low back pain is treated at United Spine and Joint Center with a conservative approach involving exercise-based physical therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications if needed.

For more severe conditions, like extensive arthritis or disc degeneration, options include facet injections, nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablation. Dr. Mader performs all advanced treatments with fluoroscopy, a type of X-ray imaging which enables him to administer injections at the precise location of your pain.

How long does low back pain last?

Some types of low back pain resolve after a couple of weeks of treatment. Other causes of low back pain require more extensive treatment that takes place over an extended period.

A consultation with Dr. Mader provides you with a thorough understanding of your diagnosis and treatment options. Working with Dr. Mader, you can create a timeline to reduce your pain successfully under his care.

If you’ve been suffering from low back pain long enough, call or schedule a consultation today with Dr. Mader at United Spine and Joint Center.