There are many reasons why you might have back pain. It's often temporary and resolves without treatment, but if your back pain persists, you should visit Performance Pain and Sports Medicine for diagnosis and treatment. Their multidisciplinary team provides physical therapies, regenerative medicine, complementary approaches, and advanced minimally invasive procedures to address back pain at its source, and has low surgical rates in patients who follow recommendations. Find relief from persistent back pain by calling one of the offices in Houston, Texas; Newtown, Pennsylvania; or Raritan, Bordentown, East Brunswick, or Lawrenceville, New Jersey, today.
Some common causes of back pain include:
Kyphosis is a forward spinal curvature of 50˚ or more on an X-ray.
A herniated disc (sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disc) occurs when the soft core of an intervertebral disc squeezes out through a crack in the hard exterior.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowness of your spinal column that puts pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves within it. Spinal stenosis is most commonly due to wear and tear.
Scoliosis is a sideways curving of your spine that's most likely to happen during a child’s growth spurt just before puberty.
Sciatica is pain that radiates from your low back through your hips and buttocks and down your leg.
Sacroiliac joint (SI joint) pain can be due to too much or too little movement in the joint.
Low back pain can restrict your mobility and interfere with everyday activities. Symptoms of low back pain can include muscle aches, shooting or stabbing pain, pain that spreads down your leg, limited flexibility in your spine, and an inability to stand up straight.
In most cases, the Performance Pain and Sports Medicine team uses the least invasive treatment options to address back pain. These approaches are safe and proven in resolving back pain for the majority of patients. Potential treatments include:
Regenerative medicine treatments use human cells and tissues, often taken from your own body. The cells contain growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the production of new, healthy cells in places with soft tissue damage.
If, despite these approaches, your condition isn't improving, the Performance Pain and Sports Medicine team also specializes in delivering advanced treatments for back pain.
Advanced back pain treatments available at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine include:
If your back pain still fails to respond, there is another option before you consider surgery.
The Performance Pain and Sports Medicine team provides implantable pain management devices like spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps from leading medical suppliers like Stimwave and Medtronic.
If you need treatment for chronic back pain, call Performance Pain and Sports Medicine today.