Treatments for Back and Neck Pain
As well as we're designed, our bodies aren't foolproof. Our backs and necks are susceptible to all kind of triggers -- including stress, physical erosion, injury, trauma, and disease.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (2007 study), nearly 90% of U.S. adults suffer from low back pain. For half of them, it's chronic. Neck pain is nearly as common.
A Range of Treatments
When you come to our office in Connecticut, we ask you about your pain. We need to know when it started, where it hurts, and how severe it can become. We need to know if you've been to see other doctors (including pain doctors), and if you're already on pain medication and/or have had any diagnostic or therapeutic injections. This is all critical toward helping us figure out the diagnosis, and how best to treat you.
Based on our examination, we present you with a few strong options. We give you the pros and cons of each. We guide you (and coordinate with your existing specialists, if needed). Together, we create a treatment plan.
This could involve balloon kyphoplasty, radio frequency neurablation, or epidural steroid injections. It could involve some combination of these that addresses your distinctive complaint-and its relative severity.
Our treatments are tried-and-true-and we see them work every single day. Some are cutting edge, and involve sophisticated devices like spinal cord stimulators that block the transmission of pain.
As technology advances, so do our techniques, which include batteries that are rechargeable through the skin, and sensors that know when you're awake or asleep, moving or still, and adjust accordingly.
We have effectively treated:
- Low Back Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Facet Arthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Osteoporosis / Spinal Compression Fractures
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Sciatica and Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
- Pain of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine
- Spondyloarthropathy, or Arthritic Back Pain, including:
- Sacroiliac Joint Disease
- Cervical and Lumbar Facet Joint Disease
- Cervical Spine Problems
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Pain from Failed Back Surgeries (FBSS), including:
- Post-Laminectomy Pain
- Spinal Fusion Neuropathic Pain
- Painful Peripheral Neuropathies (Traumatic, Diabetes, Idiopathic)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Cancer Related Pain