About Back Pain
The spine is made up of four areas: the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), lumbar (lower back), and sacral region (bottom of the spine). Each area of the spine is connected to and surrounded by joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. All of these structures combined make up the back. When exposed to injury, trauma, or a chronic condition, any one of these structures can cause pain that can radiate into multiple areas of the back. At Lewis Pain Management, Dr. Jerry Lewis provides both diagnostic testing and treatment for back pain that is caused by several different reasons. When one structure in the back becomes injured or inflamed, it can radiate pain into other areas, which can cause significant discomfort and limited mobility. Dr. Lewis performs a wide variety of procedures to manage existing pain in the back in order to help his patients live comfortably. To learn more about the procedures Dr. Lewis offers, browse our site or contact our Frisco, McKinney, or Southlake, TX office to schedule a consultation today.
Causes of Back Pain
There are numerous causes of back pain that can range from injury to neurological disorders. Some of the most common that occur include:
- Overused/overexerted muscles or joints
- Injury to the discs that cushion the spine
- Skeletal irregularities
- Disorders that affect sacroiliac joints
- Nerve damage or disorders
Dr. Lewis works to identify the source of your back pain in order to create the most accurate treatment plan possible. There are several different forms of pain management for back pain, including injections, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, pain management medication, and nerve blocks. The treatment will vary depending on the origin and location of the pain. In many cases, a diagnostic test may need to be done in order to identify the source of the pain. Additionally, some diagnostic tests and treatments can be performed simultaneously. Dr. Lewis works with his patients to understand their medical history and current symptoms to evaluate the best course of treatment for their specific needs.
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Whatever may be the cause, back pain can create additional problems and can be debilitating. At Lewis Pain Management, Dr. Lewis provides comprehensive care to help determine the cause of your pain and how to effectively manage it. Contact our Frisco, McKinney, or Southlake, TX office to learn more about the services we provide and schedule a consultation.