Chronic back pain / Acute back pain
Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a doctor. There are many reasons you may be suffering from chronic back pain, including muscle and ligament strain, pinched nerves, bulging or ruptured discs, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Our physiatrists not only focus on helping you feel better now, but they also work to help you prevent future episodes and worsening of your chronic back pain.
It is fair to say that if you have a spine, you have experienced back or neck pain. Back pain is one of the most common ailments which prompt individuals to seek a doctor’s care. As understanding about the spine has progressed, so have the spinal treatments available. A spinal injection is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a wide variety of spinal conditions.
Autonomic pain disorders of the extremities
Sciatica is characterized by pain that radiates from the lower back, through the hips and buttocks and down the leg. This is the path of your sciatic nerve. When the nerve becomes pinched by a herniated disc, bone spur of the spine or spinal stenosis, the sciatic nerve is compressed, leading to pain and numbness. Sciatica often responds well to non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon that results in pain, swelling and tenderness. Tendons are the fibrous cords at the end of a muscle that attach the muscle to the bone. Tendinitis is a common overuse injury, and it often occurs in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees. Common variations of tendinitis include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and swimmer’s shoulder. Popular treatments for tendinitis include rest, ice, and physical therapy.