Chronic Back Pain

This is pain that is ongoing for more than three months. Many chronic back pain patients have had symptoms for years. Typically, we associate pain with an injury and the injured tissue heals over time and the pain goes away.

This is a typical characteristic of acute pain. Chronic back pain is different. Chronic back pain persists and may vary in intensity. It may be caused by an ongoing mechanism such as arthritis, persistent nerve root compression, nerve root injury or other ongoing processes.

Not all back pain that persists will turn into chronic back pain, thou a condition that appears relatively minor can lead to severe chronic back pain, and a serious condition can be barely painful at all.

In some cases, the exact cause of the pain cannot be identified and can be associated with changes that have taken place within the nervous system itself. If you are experiencing acute back pain or chronic back pain its always a good idea to talk to a back pain specialist.

What Are The Symptoms

Chronic back pain related to the spine may arise in the back and/or legs and in the neck and/or arms. Sensations of aching, numbness, burning or tingling may be felt.

Chronic back pain is also known to cause depression, which is referred to as major depression or clinical depression. Other problems associated with chronic back pain are fatigue, sleeplessness, weakened immune system, or a increased need to rest

Symptoms include any of the following combinations:

  • Severe or aching pain in the lower back after activity
  • Difficulty moving, severe enough to prevent walking or standing
  • Pain that moves around to the groin, buttock or upper thigh.
  • Pain that tends to be achy and dull
  • Muscle spasms, which can be severe
  • Local soreness upon touch
  • Mild to severe pain that does not go away
  • Pain described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical
  • Feeling of discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness

Treatment Options

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy for back pain is a non-medical and non-surgical treatment, in which range of motions and exercises are used to treat patients with back pain & neck pain, sciatica, herniated disc, arthritis, whiplash, etc.

It is free from any risk of side-effects that are often linked with surgery such as bleeding and infection. In this treatment, our professionals also teach healthy habits to patients to prevent pain in future.

Prolotherapy

It is a regenerative treatment, in which we inject prolotherapy solution into the inflammation affected ligaments, tendons and joints to stimulate the repaid of damaged or injured area.

This solution is used when body’s natural healing process is inadequate.

Percutaneous Disectomy

This minimally invasive procedure uses a small needle and a canula device to reduce a herniated disc, quickly relieving pain in most patients.

This process removes small portions of the disc nucleus.The empty space created allows the disc to reabsorb the herniation, the herniated part of the disc.

This procedure is a great alternative to open back surgery for herniated discs and allows to reduce the prolonged recovery and complications related to open surgery.

The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis. X-ray images are used to guide the placement of the cannula.

Trigger Point Injection

In this treatment, medicine is directly injected into the trigger points. These points are central area of muscle spasm in the upper back and shoulder areas. It is used to treat conditions including fibromyalgia, tension headache, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Sometimes an anesthetic or saline is also used to help “flush out” inflammatory agents that may be irritating a nerve.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic approach to healing back pain involves the whole body. Pain relief can be obtained quickly and effectively, and drug-free. Talk to our chronic back pain doctors today, to get the back pain relief you need.

We help our patients avoid surgery and risks associated with surgery including infections, bleeding, prolonged recovery, and risks of anesthesia.

We offer a safe and affordable alternative. We believe that by working to keep the spinal cord correctly aligned, we can maintain the health of the nerves and immune systems and your overall well-being.

Chronic pain is pain that persists for more than three months. It may be caused by an ongoing mechanism such as arthritis, persistent nerve root compression, nerve root injury or other ongoing processes. In some cases, the exact cause of the pain cannot be identified and can be associated with changes that have taken place within the nervous system itself.

Treatment for chronic pain is based on results of diagnostic tests and previous treatments. Chronic pain patients are managed with medications, injections, chiropractic care, physical therapy, psychological intervention, education, chronic pain management program and/or spinal cord stimulation.

The diagnostic evaluation of chronic back pain patients often needs to be fairly extensive. A thorough history will be reviewed with your doctor, including when the pain started; treatments received and their effectiveness; any surgery performed; changes in the type, severity and location of pain; and review of previous diagnostic tests.

A physical exam will be performed. Imaging may be done including X-rays, MRI or CT. Other tests such as myelography,discography, EMG or injections may also be done. The diagnostic workup will vary based on your history and the tests already performed.

The treatment plan for chronic back pain patients is typically based on the results of the diagnostic workup and what interventions have already been tried. However, considering the variation in treatments from one center to another, some treatments may be attempted again using a different delivery technique.

This may include the way an injection is performed or the components of a physical therapy program. Options for patients for chronic back pain management are managed with medications, injections, chiropractic care, physical therapy, psychological support, education,chronic pain management program and/or surgery. Chronic back pain management programs generally require the patient to participate in care for several hours a day for a period of usually 4-6 weeks.

Surgery, such as fusion or decompression, may be undertaken if there is a structural basis for the pain. Surgery to implant a spinal cord simulator to control pain may be considered. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor in deciding which treatment, if any, may be best for you.

At our clinic, we cure all painful conditions including Back pain, Neck pain, Arthritis, Herniated discs, Spinal stenosis, Hip/Knee Pain, Sciatica, Pinched nerves, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Bursitis.

Also, we offer treatment for chronic migraines, Cervicogenic headache, chronic tension-type headache, Cluster headache and many other painful conditions.

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We are a Pain Management Center in Manhattan, NY. We provided a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients; therefore we use several holistic treatments that stimulate the ability of the body to repair the damaged area.

Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. Our holistic treatments include: Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Sarapin Therapy, Zeel Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy.

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