Every year, millions of Americans suffer from chronic low back pain. The intensity and type of pain vary from person to person and may be caused by any number of risk factors, such as severe injuries, degenerative diseases or even day-to-day lifestyle habits. This type of pain can significantly diminish quality of life, as those suffering from low back pain often miss out on enjoyable activities as a result of their condition.
Additionally, many pain sufferers find it too difficult to undergo debilitating surgeries, or to afford necessary recovery time away from work. But thanks to the latest state-of-the-art, innovative technologies, patients suffering from chronic low back pain now have many alternative treatment options that are not only effective, but also minimally invasive.
Here are some examples of treatments that have brought life-changing relief to patients with low back pain:
- Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Diagnostic Medial Branch Nerve Block
- Facet Joint Injections
- Intrathecal Pump (aka “Pain Pump”)
- Lumbar Indirect Decompression (Superion®)
- Lumbar Sympathetic Block
- Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
- Radiofrequency Treatment of the Medial Branch Nerves (aka Rhizotomy)
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulator (aka Neurostimulation therapy)
- Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block
To determine which treatment option(s) may be most effective for low back pain, an expert pain management physician will conduct a thorough preliminary consultation and examination of each individual patient. Taking into consideration any other physical conditions the patient may have, as well as their symptoms and intensity of discomfort, the pain doctor is able to more accurately identify the cause(s) of the pain.
Some of the more common causes for low back pain include:
- Sprains / strains
- Spinal stenosis
- Disc degeneration
- Inflammation / wear of the sacroiliac joint
- Herniated / ruptured discs
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Skeletal imperfections
- Lifestyle factors
Those suffering from one or more of the above conditions may experience any number of low back pain symptoms, including:
- Dull or achy pain in the low back
- Burning, tingling or numbness that radiates to the thighs, lower legs or feet
- Muscle spasms / tension in the low back and hips
- Pain that increases after long periods of sitting or standing
- Pain that worsens with activity
- Discomfort or difficulty when standing up or sitting down
Do you experience any of the above symptoms and want to know more about low back pain and available treatment options?
On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Sarasota Pain Relief Centers will be presenting a FREE Community Lecture Series in honor and support of Pain Awareness Month. Sarasota PRC pain management physicians will be speaking LIVE at the event on topics related to the latest interventional treatment options available for patients suffering from chronic pain.
There are 3 convenient lecture times available for this event, but if you specifically want to know more about the topic of this article, be sure to join us at 7:30 a.m. when Dr. Lance S. Cassell discusses "Low Back Pain and Available Treatment Options".
Proven Technologies for the Treatment of Low Back Pain
At Sarasota Pain Relief Centers, our board-certified pain management physicians are dedicated to providing powerful, minimally invasive procedures and treatments based on the individual needs of each patient. Our specialists are highly skilled and ready to consult with you to find a customized solution based on your unique situation and the nature of your pain.
Our pain physicians will work together with you to find the most effective treatment to minimize your pain and restore your quality of life.
To set up a consultation at one of our Sarasota clinics so we can discuss options for reducing or eliminating your pain, call Sarasota Pain Relief Centers today at 941-363-9400 or click the button below to schedule your visit online.