The pain management doctors at MidSouth Pain Treatment Center help back pain patients find relief with cutting-edge interventional pain management therapies.
Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain? According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time.
While most individuals experience back pain once in a while, for some people it’s a chronic condition. Acute pain often results after injury or surgery and it is expected that you will see a resolution of pain symptoms as you heal. Chronic back pain is long-term pain that lasts for 3 months or longer.
The major goals of pain management doctors is to help people with chronic pain:
- Reduce the burden of daily pain
- Improve quality of life
- Restore function and mobility
Common Causes of Back Pain
In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing lower back pain during the past 3 months. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke mentions that most back pain is caused by a job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed workdays.
Common causes of back pain include:
- Sprains and strains caused by overstretching or tearing ligaments, tendons or muscles.
- Intervertebral disc degeneration occurs when the usually rubbery discs lose integrity as part of the normal aging process aging.
- Herniated or ruptured discs occur when the intervertebral discs either rupture or become compressed and bulge outward.
- Radiculopathy is a condition caused by compression, inflammation and/or injury to a spinal nerve root resulting in pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation that radiates to other parts of the body.
- Sciatica is a form of radiculopathy caused by compression of the large sciatic nerve, that travels through the buttocks and extends down the back of the leg.
- Spondylolisthesis is a condition where a vertebra in the lower spine slips out of place and pinches the nerves exiting the spinal column.
- Traumatic injury caused by an accident or sports injury that result in injured tendons, ligaments or muscles
- Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves causing pain or numbness with walking.
- Skeletal irregularities including scoliosis, lordosis and other congenital anomalies of the spine.
Typical Signs and Symptoms of Back Pain
While no two people experience pain the same way, a few of the more common symptoms pain management doctors associate with back pain include:
- Muscle aches
- Stabbing or shooting pains
- Pain radiating down your leg
- Pain worsening when lifting, bending, walking or standing
- Pain improving when you lie down
- Dull aching sensation in the lower back
- Inability to stand up straight without pain
- Decreased in range of motion
- Diminished ability to flex the back
Chronic back pain often results in depression, anxiety, disruption of everyday life, and strained relationships. Surgery, physical therapy, and prescription drugs may bring some relief, but as a rule, there is no definitive cure for chronic back pain.
But, there are methods that help people deal with the pain and make it more bearable. Pain management and treatment goals are tailored to the specific needs, desires, and circumstances of individual back pain patients.
Specialized Treatment for Back Pain
Pain management doctors are seeing exciting, long-term results in many of their patients using alternative therapies such as ketamine, lumbar epidural steroid injections, and HF10 for treating their back pain patients.
HF10 refers to 10-kHz high-frequency therapy and is showing superior results to the more traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic leg and back pain. Nervo developed HF10 spinal cord stimulation therapy and their patients are reporting amazing results.
“HF10 therapy is my best friend. The recovery is fairly short and the benefits are wonderful. I didn’t feel anything, I felt normal and I didn’t have to worry about any buzzing or numbing and that is actually fantastic because you feel as normal as you possibly can. I can now be more spontaneous in my activities. Now I have a fighting chance and I wouldn’t have life any other way.”
– Terri, Patient
Before therapy, many pain patients mention dealing with debilitating pain, struggling to get up for work and spending many hours lying down to help get through the pain every day. They have tried just about everything to bring relief to their pain with varying levels of success including physical therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, and a variety of prescription meds.
Available Pain Management Doctors
Patients who have suffered from severe pain for years, and have tried everything, can now re-engage in life on their own terms. They are also less likely to need surgery and also have the opportunity to reduce their dependence on pain medications.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing chronic pain, learn how there is new hope for back pain patients with cutting-edge interventional pain management therapies such as lumbar epidural steroid injection and Nervo HF10.
Reach out to MidSouth Pain Treatment Center to learn more about how the services of an expert pain management doctor can help manage your back pain. The pain treatment center offers many pain management and pain treatment options including:
- Interventional pain management
- Expert healthcare solutions
- Multiple clinics and centers to serve patients