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What is a Back Pain Doctor Called?

May 23, 2019

HARVARD TRAINED PAIN DOCTORS | VOTED #1 PAIN CENTER | PAIN TREATMENT SPECIALISTS

When you were younger, you probably heard the phrase from older relatives, co-workers, and friends that “getting old isn’t easy.” More than likely you rolled your eyes, or just placated them with a quick laugh and then moved on with the conversation. As you have grown older, you see that time waits for no one, and activities or projects that used to be very easy now leave your back in knots. After gardening, exercising, standing at a concert, or sitting during a long flight, you can feel that your back doesn’t bounce back the way that it used to. Now, you turn to your younger co-workers, friends, and family to repeat the same phrase:

“Getting old isn’t easy!”

Even though your body is showing some signs of wear and tear, you still deserve the ability to live a pain-free life. Here, we’ll look at what a back pain doctor is called, what causes back pain, and what treatments can be offered by the back pain experts at Pain Treatment Specialists.

Back Pain Overview

Your back and spine are perhaps two of the hardest working portions of your body next to your heart, and you may not appreciate their utility until you begin to notice signs of discomfort. If you are between the ages of 35 and 55, or have experienced an accident that caused back trauma, you are at a higher risk of back pain. Back pain is your body letting you know that it needs some assistance. The best way to isolate the exact issue is to contact a back pain physician who can properly evaluate your pain without causing any harm. 

What Causes Back Pain?

By completing repetitive motions, such as those associated with a specific job, hobby, or activity, you may begin to experience back pain related to these motions. If you are overweight, maintain poor posture, are overly sedentary, or have suffered trauma to your back, you are also at risk for back pain. However, your back also shields all of your major internal organs, so depending on where your pain occurs, it may also indicate a greater issue. Upper back pain can signal a problem with your chest, heart, cervical spine, and neck, while lower back pain can indicate kidney issues, abdomen, pelvic organ, or lumbar spine concerns.

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A back pain doctor, called an orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, or physiatrist, can accurately diagnose the source of your back pain, as well as the proper treatment for your condition. Highlighted bellow are some of the medical causes for back pain such as:

  •          Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the main type of arthritis that causes back pain, which can also present complications such as spinal stenosis.
  •          Osteoporosis: Spine bones become porous over time, causing brittle bones.
  •          Sciatica: A bulging or ruptured disk can irritate sensitive spinal cord nerves. It manifests as a sharp, shooting pain that travels down your back into your lower limbs.
  •          Sslipped disc: When an intervertebral disk bulges or ruptures, this puts pressure on spinal nerves.

Your back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, but if you are also suffering from incontinence, fever, paralysis, numbness, tingling, weight loss, or altered extremity sensation, it is critical that you contact a highly-trained back pain expert. A back pain doctor, called an orthopedic surgeon, can diagnose the source of your issue at one of the Pain Treatment Center’s various locations.

What Are Some Treatments for Back Pain?

Any time you feel back pain, especially if it begins to impede your normal activities, it is critical to consult a back pain doctor in order to properly diagnose the issue. At the Pain Treatment Center, our Board certified doctors work in state-of-the-art facilities designed to maximize your comfort as a patient, while also offering solutions for a pain-free life. After your consultation, here are some of the treatment options offered at the Pain Treatment Center:

  • Physical Therapy: Also known as rehabilitation, physical therapy is designed to create a therapy plan to work specific muscles in your back, providing pain management and relief.
  • Lumbar Epidural: An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a non-surgical treatment that combines a local pain relief medicine combined with an anti-inflammatory medicine.
  • MILD Procedure: This new, outpatient procedure is performed through a small incision and allows patients to stand longer and walk further without pain.
  • Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation: This minimally-invasive procedure uses electromagnetic waves to provide longer pain relief than nerve blocks or injections.
  • SI Joint Injection: A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection is used to diagnose and treat sciatica symptoms, and can relieve lower back and leg pain.
  • COOLIEF SI Joint Cooled RF: Using revolutionary cooling technology, this technique is used for the denervation of the sacroiliac joint.

How Can I Find Relief From Chronic Back Pain?

Even though getting older can present its fair share of problems, let the back pain experts at the Pain Treatment Center make it easier. The VIP Medical Group only accepts doctors with the highest pedigree of medical training and impeccable patient relationships. These back pain doctors, called orthopedic surgeons or physiatrists, are well-suited to diagnose and treat your source of joint injury or chronic pain. Contact one of the Pain Treatment Center’s locations today to begin your journey towards a pain-free life.

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Meet our

Board Certified Team

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George Hanna MD

Director of Pain Management | Double Board Certified


Pain Management
Anesthesiology

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine.
Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ.

Namrata Khimani MD

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED | NEW YORK PAIN Specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Columbia: NY Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Namrata Khimani is a leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Khimani earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School with honors.

Michael Nguyen MD

TRIPLE Board CERTIFIED | NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY pain specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine
Aesthetics

Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women’s Hospital


Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

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George
Hanna MD

Double Board Certified
Director of Pain Management
Harvard Medical School
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Double Board Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Board Certified
Harvard Medical SChool

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After finishing at Harvard, Dr. Michael Nguyen taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.
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Back Pain Overview | What Causes Back Pain? ultima modifica: 2019-05-23T17:23:40-04:00 da Natalia Ramirez
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