Back Pain Treatment Options

There is no one cure for back pain, but once we know what the cause is for your back pain we can begin to treat the cause – the first step in eliminating your pain. Various different treatments are available, from bed rest to surgery, so it’s important that you know what you’re dealing with by getting a proper diagnosis from one of our back pain experts before beginning a new treatment. You don’t want to unintentionally aggravate your back and make it worse with unnecessary procedures.

Herniated spinal discs, degenerative disc disease, trauma to the back and spine, or sciatica are just a few examples of conditions that cause back pain. Each requires a different treatment but one thing remains the same: our ability to manage the pain these conditions cause with a personalized approach based on your symptoms and treatment goals.

Nonsurgical Back Pain Treatments

Our board-certified orthopedic experts look for the route of least invasiveness before determining that surgical methods will be necessary. Physical therapy, acupuncture, and/or chiropractic care may be used at first to see if surgery can be avoided. Our staff chiropractor and acupuncturist happens to have an extensive background in self-healing, bringing natural alignment back to the spine to help alleviate back pain without invasive surgery.

If you have been recommended for physical therapy, you may also require temporary pain relief to get started, such as steroid injections or facet joint injections. These injections are easily administered in-office with minimal recovery time and offer almost immediate pain relief. While they do not provide permanent relief, they do tend to work for a few months at a time, long enough to allow you to start your work with the physical therapist to get the ball rolling, loosening your joints and strengthening your muscles.

Surgical Back Pain Treatments

If nonsurgical back pain treatments prove to be inefficient for your case or do not appear to be producing the intended results, we may recommend surgery as an alternative. Lumbar radiofrequency ablation, for example, is a surgical method of pain treatment that impairs your medial nerve’s functionality. It makes the nerve that causes certain back pain essentially ‘turn off’ so that it can’t transmit pain signals to your brain. Though more invasive than injections or physical therapy, this is a permanent solution to chronic and recurring back pain in the lumbar region.

We offer other orthopedic surgery options based on your diagnosis. Our back pain specialists will determine which surgical method will be the least invasive, yet most effective so you can return to normal pain-free movement as quickly as possible.

If back pain is taking over your life – your thoughts, your ability to function, your independence – talk to the top orthopedic experts in Plano about how we can help you take your life back. Request an appointment online or call us at 9725961059 to speak with the Tarpon Orthopedics team at one of our three convenient locations.

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