Spine problems, including spine-related back pain can have various causes. Commonly, people experience back problems 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. We will collaborate closely with you to understand the root cause of your pain. With the expertise and resources to identify the best treatment options for your individual situation, our Pain Medicine Specialists can help you achieve sustainable improvement.
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 have the resources to treat a wide array of spine problems. Your well-being and quality of life are always our top priority, so we rely on close collaboration with you to determine the treatment that can offer the best results for your particular situation. Our spine procedures include:
Spine injections, Epidurals
Spinal injections are used for relieving pain at the injection point. Epidurals are often used to relieve lower back pain. The doctor uses X-ray for imaging to guide the needle – an approach 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.