Back Pain Treatment

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Your spine consists of a series of bones called vertebrae and a complex network of muscles, ligaments, nerves, and other tissues. This structure enables you to stand, facilitates your flexibility, and also houses and protects your spinal cord.

Not only is your spine a complicated system of interconnected components, but it also undergoes near-continuous movement and stress throughout each and every day.

Occasional back pain is a normal part of life, but when pain is severe or persists, it can be absolutely debilitating. At Interventional Pain Center in Worthington and Newark, Ohio, Sachida Manocha, M.D., offers numerous treatment options that can help relieve pain and restore proper function.

Let today be the day you make your spine’s health a top priority, and book a visit with Dr. Manocha online or by phone.

What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain can have several causes, including:

Traumatic Injury
Muscle Tension
Improper Lifting
Ruptured or Bulging Disc
Sciatica
Shingles
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Spine Curvature
Poor Posture
Infections
Certain Cancers

Traumatic
Injury

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Muscle
Tension

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Improper
Lifting

Ruptured or
Bulging Disc

Sciatic
Nerve

Shingle
Symptoms

Arthritis
Symptoms

Osteoporosis
Symptoms

Spine
Curvature

Poor
Posture

Body
Infections

Certain
Cancers

How Is Back Pain Diagnosed?

Dr. Manocha uses various tools to diagnose the source of your back pain. A thorough discussion of your health history and a comprehensive physical exam are the starting point.

Imaging from X-rays and ultrasound offer insight into the structure of your spine and can reveal abnormalities like a herniated or bulging disc. Tools like nerve blocks and facet joint injections can also help pinpoint the origin of your pain.  

You can assist the diagnostic procedure by describing your pain and the circumstances when it occurs. Explain the conditions that exacerbate your pain, as well as any self-care efforts that effectively lessen the pain.

Back Pain Treatment Options

How is Back Pain Treated?

Once Dr. Manocha determines the source of your pain, he customizes a treatment plan. The strategy can be as simple as a course of antibiotics to control infection, or a multifaceted program of physical therapy, joint injections, and neuromodulation.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy and lifestyle modifications are great treatment options for back pain. Dr. Manocha works with you to create a program of targeted exercises and stretches to ease back pain symptoms. Some men and women get impressive outcomes through weight loss, heat/cold therapy, and assistive devices.

Surgery

Surgical options include joint repair, joint fusion, and joint replacement. Many of these procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques, which can also deliver a faster recovery and a lower risk of side effects.

Neuromodulation

Alternative therapies can also help treat back pain. Acupuncture, massage, tai chi, yoga, and certain supplements can all help you move forward in your treatment plan.

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

If your back pain occurs in the lower portion of your spine, a procedure called sacroiliac joint fusion might be a good treatment option. Your sacroiliac joint connects your spine to your pelvis, and dysfunction in this joint is believed to cause 15-30% of all lower back pain cases.

Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery permanently connects your hip bones to your sacrum. A bone graft facilitates fusion, and medical screws hold the bones in position.

Ready to Improve Your Quality of Life?

To learn more about back pain treatment at Interventional Pain Center, and find your own customized treatment plan, book a visit with Dr. Manocha online or by phone.

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