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Back Pain Treatments

The back is a complex system of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. Your ligaments can be sprained, your muscles strained, your discs ruptured and your joints irritated, all of which can result in back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, in the simplest of movements, for example, picking up a pencil from the floor can also have painful effects. Arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress may trigger or complicate back pain.

Back Pain Treatment Options

Atlas Pain Specialists offers comprehensive pain management with the following treatment options.
Coccyx Injection
Dorsal Root Ganglion Block Stimulation
Ilio Lumbar Ligament Injection
Lumbar Epidural Injection
Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Facet Radiofrequency Denervation
Piriformis Injection
Quadratus Lumborum Injection
Sacro Iliac Joint Injection
Superion Interspinous Spacer (Vertiflex)
Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency
Thoracic Medial Branch Blocks
Transforaminal Epidural Injection
Trigger Point Injection
Multidisciplinary Approach





Common Back Pain Causes

Back pain is a common issue that can affect people of all ages and activity levels.  Back pain has many different causes, ranging from muscle strains and injuries to underlying medical conditions. Here are some of the most common causes of back pain:

  • Muscle strains: Overuse or injury to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the back can cause muscle strains, leading to back pain. This can occur due to activities such as lifting heavy objects, sudden movements, or poor posture.
  • Herniated discs: The discs in the spine act as cushions between the vertebrae.  A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner material of the disc pushes through a crack in the outer layer, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine and causing back pain.
  • Degenerative disc disease: As we age, the discs in our spine can break down and lose their ability to function properly. This can lead to degenerative disc disease, which can cause back pain.
  • Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis occurs when the spaces in the spine become narrowed, putting pressure on the nerves and causing back pain. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including the natural aging process, herniated discs, or bone spurs.
  • Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to the side. This can cause back pain and may require treatment to prevent the curvature from worsening.
  • Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and brittle, leading to an increased risk of fractures. This can cause back pain, particularly in older individuals.
  • Poor posture: Maintaining poor posture while standing, sitting, or performing activities can put unnecessary strain on the muscles and ligaments in the back, leading to pain.

There are many other potential causes of back pain, including infections, kidney stones, and certain types of cancer.  It is important to see a healthcare provider if you are experiencing back pain, as they will be able to determine the cause and provide appropriate treatment.

Common Back Pain Symptoms

Back pain is a common issue that can affect individuals of all ages and activity levels.  If you are experiencing back pain, it is important to understand the symptoms so that you can properly identify the cause and seek appropriate treatment.  Atlas Pain Specialists is a clinic that specializes in treating back pain and can help you manage your symptoms and find relief.

The symptoms of back pain can vary depending on the cause.  Common symptoms of back pain include:

  • Aching or stiffness in the lower, upper, or middle back
  • Pain that radiates down the legs or into the buttocks
  • Difficulty standing or walking for long periods
  • Difficulty bending or twisting
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs

Some unique conditions can cause back pain and have specific symptoms.  These include:

  • Herniated disc: Can cause back pain and may also cause pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs.
  • Spinal stenosis: Can cause symptoms such as leg weakness, numbness, or cramping.
  • Scoliosis: This can cause back pain and may also cause a visible curvature of the spine.
  • Osteoporosis: Can cause back pain, particularly in older individuals, and may also cause height loss or a stooped posture.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a healthcare provider as soon as possible.  Atlas Pain Specialists can help diagnose the cause of your back pain and provide a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.  Do not let back pain control your life – contact Atlas Pain Specialists today to start on the path to recovery.

Common Treatments For Back Pain

Atlas Pain Specialists is a clinic specializing in treating back pain.  If you are experiencing back pain, it is important to seek treatment to find relief and prevent the condition from worsening.

There are many different methods for treating back pain, and the most appropriate treatment will depend on the cause of the pain.

Some common methods for treating back pain include:

  • Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and muscle relaxants can help reduce inflammation and muscle spasms, relieving back pain.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion in the back muscles. This can help manage back pain and prevent future injuries.
  • Chiropractic care: Involves manipulating the spine to improve alignment and reduce pain. This can be helpful in relieving back pain caused by misalignment or imbalances in the spine.
  • Massage therapy: It can help relax the muscles and improve circulation, relieving back pain.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. This can be helpful in relieving back pain and other types of pain.
  • Injections: Injections, such as epidural injections or facet joint injections, can reduce inflammation and relieve back pain.
  • In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat back pain. This is typically only recommended if more conservative treatments have not successfully relieved the pain.

At-Home Treatment Tips For Your Back Pain

If you are experiencing back pain, there are several things you can do to help manage your symptoms and prevent the condition from worsening. Here are some tips from Atlas Pain Specialists:

  • Practice good posture: Maintaining a good posture while standing, sitting, and performing activities can help reduce strain on the muscles and ligaments in the back.
  • Stay active: Regular physical activity can help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the back muscles, which can help prevent back pain.
  • Use proper lifting techniques: When lifting heavy objects, be sure to use proper lifting techniques to avoid putting unnecessary strain on the back muscles.
  • Take breaks: If you have a job or activity that involves prolonged periods of standing or sitting, be sure to take breaks to stretch and give your back a rest.
  • Use heat and ice: Applying heat or ice to the back can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is important for overall health and can also help reduce the risk of back pain.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Carrying excess weight can put additional strain on the back muscles, leading to pain.  Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of back pain.


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Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a common problem that can cause significant physical and emotional distress. When you have chronic pain, you may experience pain every day, even after the original injury or illness has healed. This can be difficult to cope with, both physically and emotionally. Approximately 25% of people with chronic pain will develop chronic pain syndrome (CPS), which is characterized by symptoms beyond pain, like depression and anxiety. This can make it difficult to live your life normally.
Chronic Pain Treatments
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Neck Pain
The neck (or cervical spine) is a coordinated network of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles. It has the important job of providing protection and mobility to the brain, but often it can become painful. There are a number of conditions that cause pain in the neck. Inflammation along nerve pathways in the spine can be responsible for shoulder, head, arm, and/or hand pain. Additionally, inflammation of the spinal cord may cause pain in the legs and other areas of the body. In a few days or weeks, neck pain usually goes away, but pain that lasts for months may signify an underlying medical cause that needs to be addressed. In such cases, early intervention may be necessary for the best results.
Neck Pain Treatments
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