What is Back Pain?
One of the most common concerns for adults is lower back pain. Nearly everyone will experience lower back problems at some point in his or her lifetime, and the causes and symptoms can vary widely. In addition to discomfort, lower back pain often results in lost productivity. The lower, or lumbar, spine helps to support your whole body, connecting the upper portion to the lower portion and holding it upright. Additionally, the lumbar spine allows you to bend, turn, and twist as needed. This complex structure also makes it possible to stand, walk, and lift. The lower spine is essential for so many basic and advanced movements that it’s easy to forget about when it is functioning properly. When injured, however, your ability to work, play, or complete everyday tasks can become severely limited. As a result, your quality of life suffers. Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Spine Specialists understand how debilitating back pain can be, and they offer a comprehensive selection of leading minimally invasive spinal treatments that can help provide relief.
OPA Spine Team
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To provide the finest orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal care in North America, offering general and specialized adult care to all Alaskans and visitors.