Spine problems or spine-related back pain can have various causes. Commonly, people experience them during physical activity, especially while heavy lifting. Some are developed over time. Some are as simple as muscle strain, while others are more serious and may involve spinal nerves. Whatever the case may be, your Pain Medicine Specialist can find the source of the pain and get you the care you need.
Causes and Conditions of Spine Problems/Spine Pain
Spine Pain is often caused by heavy lifting and accidents in the workout routine. It can come in the form of regular back pain from sitting at a desk. It is also common to experience back pain from pilates, as this exercise puts pressure on back muscles and the spine.
Spine problems can be treated by rest and avoiding strenuous physical activity that requires bending the spine, as well as learning better posture. Learning healthier lifting techniques is also useful. Lower back pain is also common.
Other causes are more serious and require more medical intervention. Some of these conditions include:
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal stenosis
At Manhattan Pain Medicine, we offer an array of procedures that can treat spine problems you may be experiencing. Our spine procedures include:
Spine injections, Epidurals
Spinal injections are used for relieving pain at the injection’s focus-point. Epidurals – named for the space of the back where they are performed – are often used to relieve lower back pain. The doctor uses an X-ray for guidance – this is called fluoroscopy.
Spinal Cord Stimulator trial and implantation
Spinal Cord Stimulation intercepts signals to the brain that indicate pain. A pacemaker-like device is implanted onto the body and sends signals to the spinal cord.
Facet Joint Injections
These are injected into the facet joints, and they are often done when pain is caused by degenerative or arthritic conditions.
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
These injections are done between the two pelvic bones, and are used to treat lower back pain, amongst other types of pain.