Back pain can range from nagging to debilitating and is always concerning. This pain can impact daily activities such as working, exercising, sitting, or sleeping. MD Pain Sport, Spine, and Pain Management specialize in comprehensive approaches to treating spine pain.
Back pain can feel dull, aching or sharp and shooting. It can radiate into different areas of your body like arms and legs, and sometimes can be triggered by certain positions or actions like sneezing or coughing.
There are many causes for back pain, which is why a thorough assessment is so important. Some conditions that can cause back pain include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
Diagnosing spine pain involves a physical exam and may also require imaging studies like X-rays, CT scans and MRIs.
Treatment for back pain depends on identifying the cause of the pain as well as knowing what treatments have been tried. Pain can arise from musculoskeletal or neurogenic reasons. Neurogenic pain can come from the spinal cord or from nerves that travel parallel to the spinal column or ribs. Pain can be referred from the causative factor to a distal point on the body. Because of this, there are various approaches to treat spine pain, such as:
- Physical therapy
- Medication management
- Epidural steroid injections
- Nerve root blocks
- Peripheral nerve or spinal cord stimulation
- Minimally invasive surgery
If more invasive surgery is needed, the physicians at MD Pain Sport, Spine, and Pain Management work with the best surgeons in the Metro Denver area so you get the best treatment for your condition.