Studies show that 8 out of 10 adults in the United States live with some form of chronic back pain. The discomfort can be managed with prescription medications, but many people do not like the potential side effects of the drugs. National Pain Institute offers back pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What is Back Pain?
Back pain is a type of discomfort that typically originates in the nerves of the spine. You may have chronic back pain that is defined as lasting for three months or longer, or you may have acute, or sudden, back pain that develops after an injury to the nerves, muscles, connective tissue or vertebrae. Anyone can develop back pain, but the effects of aging result in most cases of back pain affecting adults in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.
What Are the Symptoms of Back Pain?
Some of the more common symptoms of back pain are:
- Pain in the lower, middle or upper back.
- Pain at the base of the neck.
- Stiffness, especially in the morning when you get out of bed.
- Limited range of motion.
- Aches or dull, throbbing pain.
- Knots in the muscles.
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs.
- Weakness or instability.
- Problems sitting, standing, walking or bending over.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Back Pain?
The goal of our interventional pain management services for back pain is to eliminate the source of your pain, such as pressure on the nerves from inflammation. Once the nerves are calmed, fewer pain signals are sent to the brain, and you experience less discomfort.
How Is Back Pain Treated?
Back pain treatments at National Pain Institute may include:
- Injections and nerve blocks.
- Minimally invasive spine surgery.
- Procedures to stop nerve signals.
- Spinal cord stimulation.
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Back Pain?
Depending on the type of treatment that is performed, you may have a noticeable reduction of your back pain symptoms. The treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, so you will not spend any time at the hospital. In most cases, patients have less discomfort for several months before needing subsequent treatments for their back pain.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers back pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.