Lower Back (Lumbar) Surgery

Knoxville’s Best Choice for Lower Back (lumbar) Surgery in Eastern Tennessee

Low back pain, also known as lumbar pain, is one of the most common orthopedic complaints in the world. At our orthopedic practices in and around Knoxville, we help patients with lower back pain feel better and move more freely with a wide variety of lumbar pain treatments.

Why is Lower Back (Lumbar) Pain So Common?

Our lumbar spine, with its gentle curve of interconnected bones, discs, muscles, ligaments, and nerves, is a marvel of engineering – providing support for the entire upper body while also allowing us to twist, turn, bend, lift and stand. Unfortunately, all those moving parts mean the lower back is also prone to injury and pain.

Lumbar pain usually occurs because of a strain to one of the many muscles in the lower back, but damage or dislocation of the discs of the spine are common, as well. When an injury happens to a muscle, ligament, or disc in the spine, one of the many nerves that run from the spine to the rest of the body can become pinched or damaged, leading to severe pain and/or weakness in the extremities.

Common causes of low back pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Sprained ligament
  • Herniated/ruptured disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sacroiliac or facet joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma
  • Fractures

Treatment for Lower Back (Lumbar) Pain

A tremendous amount of research has gone into developing effective treatments for low back pain — so you’ve got options. Your orthopedic specialist will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your low back pain that works with your lifestyle and helps you regain a pain-free life you love.

Our Spinal Surgeons

TOC Spine Team at Regional

TOC at Fort Sanders Regional
1819 Clinch Avenue, Suite 100
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Phone: 865-524-5365
Fax: 865-673-8007


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TOC Spine Team at Parkwest

TOC at The Tower at Parkwest
9430 Park West Boulevard, Suite 130
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Phone: 865-690-4861
Fax: 865-560-8525


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TOC Spine Team at Oak Ridge

TOC at Oak Ridge Physicians Plaza
988 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 100
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

Phone: 865-483-8478
Fax: 865-483-4194


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.