Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Back Pain at The NeuroMedical CenterNovember 15, 2016 10:48 pm
Roughly 80% of U.S. adults will suffer from low back pain in their life and it is one of the top factors contributing to disability in adults under the age of 45. Surgical interventions are sometimes the most effective and necessary course of action to treat painful back conditions and injuries. But for some patients who suffer from back pain, there are many therapies available today that are much less invasive than an operation and still achieve optimal outcomes for patients. With a wide range of the latest nonsurgical treatment methods and highly trained and experienced pain medicine experts, The NeuroMedical Center is the leading choice for non-invasive procedures to treat both acute and chronic back pain.
Understanding Back Pain and Its Causes
Back pain is the result of injury to or dysfunction within the joints, muscles, discs and nerves of the spine. The nonsurgical therapy that your doctor recommends will depend on the type and severity of your back pain. Neurological disorders, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease or herniated or bulging discs. The pain associated with herniated discs and spinal stenosis is caused by pressure on the nerves and spine. With degenerative disc disease, the discs that create a cushion between your spinal vertebrae wear down causing the bones to rub. In addition, spinal trauma from a car accident or sports injury is another common cause of back pain. These acute injuries can have lasting damage that may cause you ongoing pain. However, even everyday habits can cause back pain, such as poor posture and improper lifting of heavy objects. No matter the source of your back pain, the team of pain management physicians and physical medicine clinicians at The NeuroMedical Center has the expertise and experience to help you live pain-free without surgery.
Find Nonsurgical Relief from Back Pain at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge
The NeuroMedical Center’s back and neck pain specialists are among the region’s most highly skilled in the full spectrum of advanced nonsurgical therapies for back pain. Nonsurgical treatments offered at The NeuroMedical Center, performed in The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, include botox injections, steroid injections, trigger point injections, joint injections, spinal injections, spinal stimulators, nerve blocks, and facet injections. Each of these is targeted at relieving the specific sources of back pain symptoms.
Trigger point injections, for example, are aimed at alleviating tension in a particular spot in the muscle by injecting medication directly into it. The NeuroMedical Center’s Outpatient Therapy department offers an expert team of physical therapists with advanced certifications in Trigger Point Dry needling. This technique is similar to trigger point injections, but instead, utilizes a dry needle is used to stimulate a release of the tightened muscle.
Steroid injections work by reducing inflammation, while botox injections serve to numb the affected area – both of these have shorter-term effects. Nerve block injections are used to treat conditions like spinal stenosis and work by injecting a medicine into the area surrounding the affected nerves.
Comprehensive Pain Management
Spinal issues can be complex so having a multidisciplinary care team can make a big difference. At The NeuroMedical Center, Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Specialists work hand-in-hand with licensed and certified physical therapists to ensure patients with back pain and injuries receive comprehensive care.
Already performing over 5,000 nonsurgical procedures for neck and back pain, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center recently expanded its pain management facilities to better serve patients in the region. The addition of 2 state-of-the-art pain treatment suites, 14 patient bays, advanced, and over 20 clinical team members more than doubles The Spine Hospital of Louisiana’s pain management capabilities.
Physical therapy is often an important facet of addressing your back pain. Physical therapies use corrective exercises to promote the healing process and restore strength and functioning for individuals with back injuries and pain related to spinal conditions. In fact, our Outpatient Therapy team is one of a handful in the area trained and certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment– a proven method to conservatively treat back and neck pain through a series of tailored exercises. Our therapists work one-on-one with each patient to identify activity that cause or exacerbate back or neck pain, and then teach the patient how to self-treat with exercises and postures that alleviate pain and improve motion and function.
If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait to get relief. Schedule a consultation with one of the pain management experts at The NeuroMedical Center today and get back to doing the things you love without pain.