Back and Spine Injuries and Pain Treatment
The Spine is one of the most frequently treated areas of the musculoskeletal system. Pain and injuries stemming from pinched nerves in the cervical spine to strained lower back muscles or herniated lumbar discs can be extremely debilitating. Back and spinal conditions are can be extremely complex to diagnose and treat. Multiple spine conditions can exhibit the same symptoms, and imaging alone cannot always indicate the source of the pain.
Caliber Pain™ employs the most advanced diagnostic technology to identify the source of the pain and injuries and determine the best interventional treatment plan to give patients relief. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment which results in the superior treatment of pain, and improved mobility for our patients. Caliber Pain™ specialists offer innovative options and treatment protocols for back and spine pain and injuries at our facility in NYC.
Neck, Back and Spine Conditions
The team at Caliber Pain™ offers the most advanced options for diagnosing and treating neck and back pain. Our facility offers same day diagnostics and interventional pain treatment for quick relief, as well as ongoing treatment plans for long-term pain management. Our back and spine specialists offer treatment for:
Our spine and pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ can offer an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans for a wide variety of neck and back disorders.
Causes and Treatments for Back Pain
The back is a very complex structure comprised of muscles, ligaments, nerves and vertebrae, separated by flat rubbery discs that provide cushioning. Strain or injury to any of these components may cause back pain that can be debilitating or even immobilizing.
About 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes, and men and women are equally affected. Most back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning the pain is a result of lifestyle or an injury from activity, not the result of structural abnormality. Some causes of back pain include:
- Sprains and strains
- Bad posture – excess weight
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)
- A traumatic injury
- Spinal stenosis
- Skeletal irregularities
Initially, conservative therapies will be recommended to control or stop the various types of back and neck pain. Some of the treatment modalities we may recommend for our patients with back pain can include:
- Alternating heat and cold
- Physical therapy – guided stretching
- Analgesics and NSAIDs
- Anti-convulsants, anti-depressants and counterirritants
If these conservative modalities do not provide pain relief or improve mobility, the following interventional therapies may be the next option before any consideration of surgery:
- Epidural injections of a combination of anesthetic and steroid for immediate pain relief and reduction of inflammation. Regenerative options, like stem cells or PRP, may be used for longer term healing and tissue repair. The regenerative options may be an appropriate first choice if immediate pain relief is not urgent.
- Nerve blocks
- Spinal Cord stimulation
- Ketamine Infusion
- Radiofrequency neurolysis
- RACZ (scar tissue reduction)
Back and spine injuries and chronic pain negatively impact your quality of life. Contact our team at Caliber Pain™ in Midtown Manhattan, to schedule an evaluation to explore advanced treatment options to give you relief from your back or spine pain. We accept most health insurance plans and payment forms for your convenience.