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Best Severe Upper Back Pain Treatment — According to Medical Group

Sep 06, 2019

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Best Severe Upper Back Pain Treatment

Chronic back pain is the leading cause of various forms of disabilities. Symptoms and warning signs of back pain include muscle aches, shooting pains, excessive pain while walking or standing, pain from the back down to the legs, weakness, and back pain accompanied by fever.

If you’re suffering from any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should seek treatment immediately. Whether you’re experiencing upper back pain, lower right back pain, or lower left back pain, you need to find a back pain treatment specialist who can diagnose the root cause and treat it.

In this article, we will discuss what causes lower right back and side pain and the best severe upper back pain treatment.

What Causes Lower Right Back and Side Pain?

The human spine is made of muscles, bones, nerves, disks, and ligaments. An issue in any of these various parts can lead to back pain. The following are some of the leading causes of chronic back pain.

Lumbar Herniated Disc

The intervertebral discs are tough and fibrous structures with soft insides. They maintain the space between the vertebrae, thereby absorbing pressure and providing a cushion. A lumbar herniated disc is a condition in which these discs wear off — a condition that’s also known as protruding, slipped, or ruptured disc. The risk of a herniated disc increases as you age because the water content in the discs decreases. This can lead to lower back pain and sciatica.

Facet Joint Pain Syndrome

Facet Joint Pain Syndrome is a form of arthritis that can cause significant back pain. This happens when there’s an uneven distribution of weight in the spine, which causes wear and tear of the facet joints. When this happens, the smooth cartilage inside the joints breaks down. When this happens, your facet joints get inflamed and irritated, which leads to muscle spasms.

Sасrоіlіас Jоіnt Dуѕfunсtіоn

The sасrоіlіас jоіnt is located on the bottom of the spine and it connects the spine to the hip bones. This joint may malfunction due to еxсеѕѕіvе mоvеmеnt, which causes your ligaments to get inflamed and you experience back pain.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spaces within your spine get narrowed, which adds pressure оn the spinal nerves. This may also occur due to osteoarthritis and it can affect the lower back, neck, or mid-back regions.

Sроndуlоlіѕthеѕіѕ

Sроndуlоlіѕthеѕіѕ is a condition in which the vertebrae slip out of perfect alignment and it usually affects the lumbоѕасrаl аrеа.

Spinal Oѕtеоаrthrіtіѕ

Oѕtеоаrthrіtіѕ is a degenerative condition often seen in older people. It impacts the саrtіlаgе covering the еndѕ оf bоnеѕ, which leads to joint stiffness and joint pains because the bones can no longer glide over each other effectively. This is a progressive disease and it will only get worse with time and you will experience greater back pain as time moves on.

Spinal Deformity

Spinal deformity is a condition in which your spinal cord develops an abnormal curve and goes out of alignment. Some of the deformities of the spine include uneven shoulders, protruding shoulder blades, and misalignment of the head. Spinal deformity can also lead to degenerative scoliosis.

What do Doctors do for Back Pain?

As you can see, back pain may occur for a number of different reasons. A good back pain doctor will first diagnose and understand the root cause of your back pain and then curate a treatment plan for it.

When you first consult the back pain specialist, the doctor will conduct a physical examination of your body to check where the pain is originating. Following that, the back pain doctor will run imaging tests such as X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs. This will allow the doctor to see the problem areas and curate a treatment plan.

The following are the most effective minimally invasive treatments for back pain.

Epidural Steroid Injections

An epidural steroid injection is a procedure in which the back pain doctor will inject a medicine into the epidural space in your back, which is a fat-filled area between the bone and the protective sac of the spine. This provides immediate pain relief that may last for days, months, or even years. You may have to return for additional sessions.

Facet Joint Injections

Facet Joint Injection is a procedure in which an anesthetic medicine is injected into the nerves of the small joints around the vertebrae on each side of the back. The number of injections will depend on the number of facet joints that are affected. This provides immediate pain relief and also helps the doctor diagnose where the pain is originating.

Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

Lumbar radiofrequency ablation is a procedure that treats chronic back pain that’s caused by facet joint osteoarthritis. During this procedure, the doctor uses heat energy from a special generator to close the nerve endings that are sending the pain signals. By eliminating the nerves, the painful area is dеnеrvаtеd and you don’t feel back pain anymore.

Schedule your Chronic Back Pain Treatment

At Pain Treatment Specialists, we have some of the best board-certified and Ivy League-educated interventional pain and spine specialists who diagnose the root cause of your back pain and then treat it using the best minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures. For more information on chronic back pain, please schedule your chronic back pain treatment today.

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Board Certified Team

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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Meet our Board Certified team

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.
Read more >>

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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