Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

Back Pain Doctor Las Vegas

by Nevada Pain

Lower back pain can be very frustrating when you frequently experience it.  On the physical side of things, it can become difficult to do anything when your back is hurting. If the pain is in the lower back it can cause all kinds of other symptoms in the upper back, neck, pelvic region, and even the hamstring muscles.

On the emotional side, it becomes very frustrating for a person to feel like they can’t ever do anything because of their lower back pain. As a result, they spend much of their time thinking about ways they could feel better and what they can do, and in the end they begin to feel like they are trapped.  Lower back pain can be caused by a number of things.

Causes of Back Pain

  • Degenerative Disc DiseaseDisc problems
  • Structural problems – e.g. scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve issues
  • Emotional stress

The first step to solving lower back pain, is discovering the source of the problem.  So, consider seeing a chiropractic specialist and getting x-rays to try and find out what the issue may be. Once you have discovered what the cause of the problem is, there are a couple things that you can do to manage your lower back pain.

Treatments for chronic back pain

Structural alignment. If this is the case, a Las Vegas Chiropractor can initially perform a maneuver on you known as a chiropractic adjustment.  Basically, this realigns the spine. If Back Pain Las Vegasyour pain was caused by an alignment issue, you should feel immediate results after one visit and a few more should get you on the road to full recovery.

Physical therapy may help strengthen up the muscles around the back and take pressure off the painful areas. Other modalities may include electrical stimulation and ultrasound.

Don’t smoke. Smoking has been proven to prevent healing, and can lead to further disc degeneration, which is massively attributed to lower back pain.

Medication management may be helpful with oral or topical medications such as NSAIDS, neuropathic medications, muscle relaxers and narcotics. These medications need to be customized to the patient’s needs.

Interventional treatment options abound. They may include:

  • Trigger point injections
    Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

    Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

  • Intradiscal Injections
  • Facet or medial branch blocks
  • Epidural Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants

Las Vegas pain management clinics such as Nevada Pain offer all of these treatments and more including spinal decompression therapy. The success rates for helping those with chronic back pain are impressive and over 90% of the time patients are able to successfully avoid surgery.

Call (702) 323-0553 for more information and scheduling with pain management Las Vegas trusts today!

Pain Management Doctors Las Vegas