Back Pain Overview in Frisco, TX
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At Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine, we understand that our bodies are intricate and complex machines and any number of things can affect their ability to function and overall quality of life. If you suffer from acute or chronic back pain in your lower mid regions, then you may benefit from one of our unique treatments ranging from nonsurgical biologic injections to diagnostic testing.
We’re turning back the clock and restoring the health of injured tissue, with the ultimate goal of reducing and eliminating the need for medications and long-term treatment plans. Let’s talk about what’s limiting you from your full potential and create a specific back pain treatment plan to get you back to the activities you love.
Types of Frisco Back Pain Management Services
Back pain has several different causes and is treated differently depending on the origin, type, intensity, and location of the pain.
Our back pain procedures in Frisco, TX include:
- Discograms - A discogram is a diagnostic test that is used to determine if an injured or degenerative disc may be causing severe, uncomfortable back pain.
- Epidural Steroid Injections - Epidural steroid injections can be used to treat several spinal conditions or injuries that are causing severe back pain by allowing healing.
- Rhizotomy - A rhizotomy procedure can be used as a form of treatment for pain in the facet joints.
- Radiofrequency Ablation - Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure in which a microelectrode is used to heat and destroy the nerve that is associated with chronic pain.
- Facet & Medical Branch Block - A medial branch block is performed as both a diagnostic and treatment procedure for patients with neck and back pain associated with the facet joints.
- Spinal Cord Stimulation - Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure in which a device is used to send electrical pulses that can mask pain signals that are sent to the brain.
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections - These are used to diagnose and treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which causes significant back pain and inflammation.
- Kyphoplasty - This procedure is performed to eradicate the pain associated with spinal compression fractures, while also stabilizing the vertebra.
What Causes Back Pain?
Pain in your spine can come from conditions and irritations, along with other potential factors such as internal organ dysfunctions like those around the pelvic and abdominal region, trauma that has affected the area, and even sources that are non-spinal in nature.
Common causes of back pain may involve:
- Nerve Compression & Spinal Cord Issues - Spinal nerve irritation, inflammation, and injury to the nerve as well as compression or bulging out of the intervertebral discs can instigate your lumbar spine problems. Sciatic symptoms, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, and cauda equina syndrome are other spinal cord conditions that can contribute to back pain.
- Injuries and Trauma - Traumatic injury from instances such as accidental falls, car accidents, and sports injuries can injure muscles and other soft tissues in the specific regions and even cause the spine to compress and potentially herniate or rupture your spinal discs. Ligaments that have torn or have become overstretched (sprains), overstretching and tearing of the tendons and muscle tissues (strains), and abrupt contractions of your muscular tissues (muscle spasms) may all be reasons why you are experiencing pain.
- Non-Spine Related Sources - Some causes and sources that don’t relate to any spine problems directly include back pain from pregnancy, kidney stones, tumors, and surrounding back muscles that generally cause pain on either one of your lower back sides, fibromyalgia that chronically spreads fatigue and muscle pain to adjacent areas, and tumors that damage and destroy regions around the spinal cord, its nerves, and surrounding back muscles.
If you're suffering from back pain in Frisco, TX, schedule a consultation with us online to discuss the most effective, least invasive solution possible.
Back Pain Overview Reviews
I recently had a new procedure called Vertiflex, where small 'spacers' are placed between the veribrae. I'm the first to receive this procedure at Dr. Lewis' office and it is amazing how much relief I've gotten. After struggling with Lumbar back pain for years, I can say there is an amazing difference. I highly suggest your seeing Dr. Lewis and his office staff.
I was referred to Dr. Lewis to help with back pain. He was able to mitigate the pain and get my life back to almost normal in two weeks. He adjusted the treatment at the third session to move the location up my spine to address additional pain that was hidden due to the intensity of the pain before. He is a no nonsense doctor who performs the procedures quickly and accurately. He was great and I am so happy I was referred to him to help with the pain I was having. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help with pain management.
Dr. Lewis and his team have been treating my lower back pain for years and have helped me avoid surgery (my goal). I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Dr. Lewis is very kind & assuring. He was arable to do my procedure very quickly. No more back pain!!!
No beating around the bush. I saw Dr. Lewis's NP and she booked me pronto for an injection for pain relief. I'm a many-year-patient of Dr. Lewis. The man has been a lifesaver, relieving my back pain before and since my spinal fusion surgery.
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Back Pain Overview FAQs
Is Back Pain Dangerous?
Back pain can vary in a number of ways, from the intensity and duration to the nature and cause. In cases of mild back pain that resolves on its own or back pain that is obviously the result of a physical strain, back pain does not usually cause long-term problems. In other cases, however, certain types of back pain - including pain that is excruciating, long lasting, or accompanied by other symptoms may be a sign of a more serious condition that should be evaluated immediately. Even when back pain is not associated with a dangerous condition, however, it can be immobilizing and frustrating - but we are here to help.
Can Back Pain be Treated Without Surgery?
Before considering surgery or prescription medications, it is important to understand that you may have a wide variety of nonsurgical, minimally invasive, and non-medical treatment options for back pain. At Lew Pain & Physical Medicine, our expert team is committed to helping patients achieve reliable relief from back pain in the most convenient way possible, often avoiding general anesthesia and an extended recovery period. During your initial consultation and evaluation, Dr. Lewis will discuss all of your available treatment options at length.
Will Back Pain Go Away on its Own?
Because there are so many potential causes and types of back pain, this answer will differ from person to person. In a young, otherwise healthy person who develops a sore back as the direct result of an intense workout or sports injury, for example, chances are fairly good that the pain will resolve with proper at-home care and lifestyle choices. Still, in-office treatments may offer the opportunity for more rapid relief and the reassurance that a more serious injury hasn't been sustained. For patients whose back pain is chronic and is associated with a more serious and/or chronic condition, however, some form of treatment is usually necessary to achieve consistent relief.