PLANO BACK PAIN DOCTOR

Back Pain Treatments in Plano & Dallas

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Back pain affects almost everyone but to varying degrees and frequencies. It is the greatest contributor to disability globally. It is even one of the most prominent excuses for people missing work. It also has many misconceptions. Back pain can manifest itself in a variety of ways, from subtle aching persisting for a short period of time or extreme discomfort or acute pain that lasts for weeks or more.

 

Treatments for back pain are numerous but depend on:

  • THE SEVERITY OF YOUR PAIN: severe, acute, moderate, or low, 
  • HOW LONG THE PAIN PERSISTS: rare, occasional, relational to certain activity or periods, frequent, or chronic pain, 
  • THE LOCATION OF THE DISCOMFORT: neck pain, spinal pain, upper back, lower back pain, 
  • IF IT HAS A SPECIFIC CAUSE: a herniated disc, muscle strain, nerve roots, sciatica, lumbar/spinal stenosis, sports injuries, car accidents, arthritis, or other physical injury or medical conditions.

 

Should the back pain ever do the following, you should seek immediate medical attention. 

  • last longer than a week
  • extend to other body parts
  • cause or accompany numbness/tingling/weakness
  • arise following an accident
  • spike in positions or times
  • impact urination/bowel control
  • be followed by sudden weight loss
  • you have a fever/achiness

 

The Pain Relief Center cares about your well-being and getting you back on your feet, functioning normally and pain-free again. Call us at (214) 709-1904 to find a treatment that suits you. 

Diagnosis and Next Steps

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You should seek the guidance of a medical professional if your back pain is ever troubling, concerning, or severe. A back pain doctor can help by running a few tests while observing your symptoms to help with a diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in identifying what can be done for your back pain management and solutions. 

 

A doctor might recommend imaging tests to search for fractured bones as well as other injuries. Your provider will be able to examine detailed images of your vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons, and ligaments thanks to any examinations. They could also issue the following orders:

An x-ray of the spine can reveal tumors and bone injuries easily. They are quick, painless, and produce easy-to-read results. 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine involves radio waves, magnetic fields, and a doctor to interpret the results. It is more detailed than X-rays and can identify neurological disorders, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and other back pain causes.

These would help check for EMG (electromyography) and nerve damage (neuropathy); these are often the reason for your legs tingling or having numbness accompanied by back issues.

It might help reveal any genetic markers, beyond just a known family history, of back pain conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis. 

It can help expose kidney stones which typically generate flank or sides and low back pain.

Once you have been checked out by a professional who can help analyze what your symptoms mean and the cause for them, it is time to start asking the following question.

What Are My Treatment Options For Back Pain?

Most back pain will heal with some rest, ice, and OTC pain relief medications and/or muscle relaxants. Following some relaxation time, you will gradually be able to resume your usual lifestyle activities. Getting back to a normal routine of activity increases your blood flow and helps any injury to heal quicker. But sometimes rest and minimal treatment are not enough, for which you should consider the following for underlying problems or severe or chronic back issues.

Alternative Treatments

While these may not be suitable for all individuals, if your back pain is not acute or severe, or alarming in another manner, some alternative treatments and lifestyle implementations could make a big difference in any pain issues you suffer from that other therapies and treatments may be more costly or intensive for patients. Discussion of these non-invasive alternatives should still be had with your doctor to evaluate suitability, risks, and benefits.

 

If you do choose to pursue an alternative treatment option and the pain lasts past it, or you end up having other complications, please do not wait to give your doctor a visit to examine the back pain-related problem. The same goes for if you use a specific treatment but then proceed to suffer from symptoms after another injury or the onset of arthritis. Remember, we care about your health, comfort, and well-being.

 

The Pain Relief Center offers the most common types of approaches and more to treat chronic pain, back pain, and area-related pains such as neck pain, muscle strain, knee pain, and far more.

Yoga is a disciplined practice that helps postures and more through the use of poses, breathing exercises, and techniques for relaxation. It builds strength and stretches muscles also. Some poses may aggravate your pain, though, so be mindful, take adaptations, and only do what you feel comfortable with. Do not force yourself to do advanced yoga poses and exercises. 

Massages can help work out pain or tension in overworked muscles. There are many types of massages you can get. You can even combine it with aromatic therapy to help relax your muscles more with the use of essential oils and steam.

Chiropractic care for pain centering around joints and bones could be helpful. This manipulation and realignment or pressure-relieving option effectivity will depend on the chiropractor and if you target the correct areas causing you pain, as well as if they will relieve that back pain or not. Consult a professional first from a back pain clinic.

Acupuncture is an age-old practice using fine needles to target pressure points across the body and the nervous system. It is widely recognized to help with back pain and other conditions. The “Sea of Vitality” is the puncture point between the 2nd and 3rd bottom spinal vertebrae that is most effective and targeted for low back pain or sciatica. You made need at least 2 or 3 treatment sessions before acute or chronic back pain improves. If you have a bleeding disorder (hemophilia or take blood thinners), infectious skin diseases, or are pregnant, you should not get acupuncture. 

Nonsurgical Treatments

A doctor from a back pain clinic may first prescribe you some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other medications to relax your strong or tense back and abdominal muscles, which will also deter spasms temporarily.

Physical therapy (PT) is another good, nonsurgical option. Physical therapy is known to help in developing and exercising the muscles supporting the spine. Then lends itself to increased flexibility and increased durability for the prevention of future injuries.

Hands-on manipulation therapies come in a variety of methods intended to help relax overly strained and tightened muscles, relieve discomfort, and promote better posture form and alignment. Depending on the reason for your pain, you might want to consider more than a therapeutic massage in the form of osteopathic manipulation and/or chiropractic care adjustments

Injections from a medical professional can be a quick and direct method to target especially painful areas with medicine. Steroid injections are frequently used to treat pain and/or inflammation. We offer:

Electrical nerve stimulation is effective in the treatment of chronic spine pain and back pain through the implementation of a relatively small electrical pulse generator to provide a controlled current. These pulses target the pain signal nerves of the brain to deliver relief. We offer:

Surgical Treatments

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There are a number of injuries or disorders that require or necessitate surgical solutions. Surgery options can range from minimally invasive procedures to more complex and integral ones. Surgery is the better choice of treatment options for those that suffer from unrelenting pain, radiating pain, nerve compression effects, or other structural problems (lumbar/spinal stenosis and herniated disk).

 

Other signs that may indicate the need for surgical remedy are new or evolving bowel/bladder problems, limb weakness, balance or gait issues, brisk reflexes increasing, or severe chronic pain.

 

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), aka radiofrequency neurotomy,  targets tumors, nodules, or other growths through a warming needle trained on pain-transmitting nerves to form a heat lesion to prevent further pain signals.
  • Conventional continuous radiofrequency (CRF) ablation
  • Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) ablation
  • Water-cooled radiofrequency (WCRF) ablation
  • Pain management device implants normally are spinal cord stimulators. These devices operate with electrodes, a generator and are placed in the epidural space. Through the use of a remote and antenna, both located outside of the body, the individual can control and administer electrical pulses for pain relief as needed. This method is particularly suitable for those who have pain following other procedures and failed back surgery syndrome. We offer:
  • Minimally invasive or Percutaneous surgery (surgery done below the skin to internal organs or tissues through a puncture site caused by a needle). These procedures are best at treating painful conditions caused by separated and unstable joints that create pain. This wear and tear on the joints can be natural over time in one’s life, induced by hard labor and strenuous habits, or by injuries. Lumbosacral spondylosis is commonly treated this way for most people. We offer:

Let Us Treat Your Back Pain Symptoms and Injury

Our pain clinic patients always receive the best care from our doctors as we genuinely care about your health and ability to live a happy life. We offer many services, as listed above, plus more with our other centers and institutes: Microsurgery Spine & Pain Institute, The Migraine Institute, The Neuropathy Institute, and The Wellness Center. Contact us at 214-709-1904 for a consultation where you can begin your journey to better health.