Chronic back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States. If you’re dealing with severe pain, especially in your mid or low back, book an appointment online or by phone with Dr. Nomen Azeem at Florida Spine & Pain Specialists in Riverview or Wesley Chapel, Florida, to learn about recent advances in treating back pain.
Your spine a complex structure, with 27 vertebrae that interlock and protect the spinal canal. Between the vertebrae are discs that provide shock absorption and cushion the bones. With so many intricate parts, there are numerous ways things can go wrong. Several conditions can contribute to back pain, including:
In some cases, you may have more than one cause of pain. Because any type of chronic pain is complex, Dr. Azeem performs a thorough examination, often including imaging tests, to diagnose the underlying causes of your pain.
The goal of a pain management program is to lessen the severity of your symptoms, and every program is tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. Common elements of a back pain management program include:
Pain management may be a way for you to avoid surgery, or it could be part of your rehabilitation after surgery. Whatever your circumstances and goals, Dr. Azeem will work with you to find a pain management program to fit your needs.
Surgery is usually the last resort, but for some people, it’s the most appropriate treatment. Several surgical interventions can successfully treat mid or low back pain, including:
Chronic mid or low back pain can be debilitating and make it difficult to perform your normal daily activities. It can also have a negative psychological effect. If you’re suffering from severe back pain, call or book a consultation online with Dr. Azeem to learn about your treatment options.