The back may look like a smooth surface, but underneath it's incredibly complex. In addition to the spine and the nerves it contains, the back contains muscles, ligaments and tendons, and any of these can contribute to pain. The good news is, most causes of back pain can be treated without surgery by using conservative and minimally-invasive approaches. One approach is injection therapy, which relieves painful symptoms as well as the underlying inflammation that can cause pain and other symptoms. Some common causes of back pain include:
Back pain diagnosis starts with a review of the patient's symptoms and a physical examination with passive and active motions to determine which movements cause painful symptoms. Diagnostic imaging using X-rays or MRIs can also help. Some types of pain can be diagnosed using facet joint injections, which administer pain-blocking medications into the spine joints to pinpoint the source of painful symptoms.
Most types of back pain can be relieved with physical therapy and injections that relieve inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most injections use pain medication and corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Some common treatments include:
Interventional pain management includes a wide variety of advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities for chronic back pain, acute back pain, and discomfort. As specialists in the field, the team at Valley Pain Centers provides effective back-pain relief options, including:
Based on your diagnosis and the cause of your pain, the team determines the best treatment plan for your needs.
Depending on the location of your pain, injections may be used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain at the specific site of injury. Common injections include:
Injections into the facet joints relieve local pain and referred pain in the buttocks and thighs.
Epidural steroid injections are used to diagnose and provide pain relief to specific areas of injury surrounding your lumbar vertebrae and discs and to provide localized treatment to the injured area.
For muscle pain that won’t respond to other treatments, local injections — using a combination of steroids and anesthetics — relieve trigger point pain.
Using a local anesthetic, sacroiliac injections offer an effective option for relief of sacroiliac joint pain that hasn’t been helped by traditional nerve blocks.
Injections offer an option to treat your pain at its source with appropriate methods that relieve pain at joints, nerves, or soft tissues.
To learn more about the interventional pain treatments such as interlaminar epidural injections, transforaminal epidural injections, and facet injections that are beneficial for relieving back pain, please click here https://www.valleypaincenters.com/contents/treatments/interventional-pain-treatments
Manipulation under anesthesia is a noninvasive back pain treatment for those who haven’t responded to other treatments or those who want to avoid surgery. MUA is beneficial for:
Performed under anesthesia to prevent discomfort, MUA utilizes specific short-lever manipulations, passive stretches, and specialized maneuvers to improve spinal range of motion, stretch scar tissue, and relieve pain.
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Interventional pain specialists offer diagnosis and treatment strategies aimed at locating and treating the source of your pain. When used in conjunction with other pain-relief strategies — like physical therapy, chiropractic care, rehabilitation, and counseling — interventional pain management can help you manage your back-pain symptoms and get relief.
Yes, interventional pain treatments provide effective relief from back pain. Due to the high-level specificity of interventional pain-management diagnoses, the exact site and cause of your pain is identified and treated appropriately.
Interventional pain management may be the solution to your back pain. Call or schedule a consultation at Valley Pain Centers now.
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