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Back Pain
 

These are some of the conditions we treat but not all.

We treat PAIN.  All types of pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

Overview:

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back.

Lumbar Radiculopathy

Overview:

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column.

Mayofacial Pain

Overview:

This is a chronic pain disorder. It affects the muscles and the connective tissue (called the "fascia") that surrounds them. With this syndrome, you may develop sensitive areas on your body called "trigger points." When these places are pressed or stressed, you feel pain. This condition can affect muscles throughout your body.

Treatment:

Treatment options include medications, physical therapy and massage therapy. You may benefit from needle procedures that can release tension in trigger points. Your healthcare provider can develop a care plan that is right for your needs.

Post Laminectomy Syndrome

Overview

This condition, also called "failed back surgery syndrome," is a type of chronic pain. It can develop in some people after spine surgery.

Treatment:

Treatment depends on the cause and the severity of your pain. It may include medications, injections or physical therapy. You may benefit from electrical nerve stimulation or other techniques. If these are not helpful, surgery may relieve your pain.

Spinal Compression Fracture

Overview:

This is a collapse of vertebral bone. It can affect one or more vertebrae. Compression fractures typically develop in your mid or lower back. This can change the shape of your spine.

Treatment:

Treatment options may include rest and medications to control your pain. You may benefit from a back support and from physical therapy. If these methods are not helpful, you may benefit from a procedure such as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. These can help stabilize your spine. Your healthcare provider can develop a care plan that is right for your needs.

Spinal Stenosis

Overview:

This is a type of chronic, long-lasting, pain. In most cases, it develops in an arm or a leg that you have previously injured. With CRPS, you may have unexplained pain that won't go away. It may be severe, and it may spread.

Treatment:

Treatment depends on your needs. If your stenosis is mild, things like medications, injections and physical therapy may give you relief. If those don't help, you may need surgery. Your doctor will create a care plan that's right for you

Spondylolthesis

Overview:

This is a type of chronic, long-lasting, pain. In most cases, it develops in an arm or a leg that you have previously injured. With CRPS, you may have unexplained pain that won't go away. It may be severe, and it may spread.

Treatment:

Treatment options depend on the severity of your condition. You may benefit from rest. Medications may relieve your pain. A back brace may also help. And, you may benefit from physical therapy. If those methods are not successful, you may benefit from a surgical procedure to reduce nerve compression or to stabilize your spine.

Spondylosis

Overview:

This is a crack that forms in a narrow bridge of bone at the back of a vertebra. A vertebra is one of the bones that forms your spine. Often, this injury happens in the lumbar spine. It can happen to people of all ages. But, we most often see it in children and teens. That's because their bones are still growing.

Treatment:

Treatment depends on your needs. You may benefit from rest, a back brace, medications and physical therapy. If these don't help, you may need surgery. Your healthcare provider will create a plan that's right for you.