Lumbar Instability

What is Lumbar Instability?

Jenkins NeuroSpine treats spinal instability at the bottom of the spine/pelvis area in multiple ways. Lumbar instability may be present at the sacroiliac joint, the lumbosacral joint, and other lumbar bones. There can be instability due to a congenital anomaly putting the lumbar vertebra too close to the sacrum or the ilium. Determining which of these is the primary pain generator requires a combination of clinical insight and an understanding of what motions typically lead to pain in each of these areas. Therefore, a thorough history is critical to understanding which of these common conditions is causing pain.

Additionally, we frequently conduct clinical testing including different types of imaging, as well as injections into individual areas that cause pain to better understand the pain generators and then come up with treatments.

Treatments may include:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Manipulations
  • Injections
  • Ablations
  • Surgical treatments, including resections of hypertrophic bone to fusions of unstable segments.
To determine the right treatment for each patient, we must consider their clinical condition, the specific details of their case, and the relative value of all available treatments.
This is not something that you will be able to figure out in five minutes. Rushing to the wrong diagnosis only speeds you on your way towards a failed back syndrome.