Chronic back pain is one of the most common complaints that we receive from residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the nearby areas of Texas. The interventional pain management techniques at Texas Pain Institute offer relief from this debilitating condition.
What is Back Pain?
Back pain covers a range of symptoms that may involve the nerves, muscles, bones, and spine. A patient may experience pain directly in the affected area or what is known as “referred pain,” such as a sharp pain down the leg, cramping in the neck, or throbbing in the arms. When more conservative methods (such as rest) do not produce the relief that is needed, a physician may prescribe medications. Some patients do not respond to these solutions, and interventional pain management offers superior outcomes.
Do I Have Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain is a discomfort of any nature that lasts for longer than three months and does not respond to conservative therapies. The types of chronic back pain that we assist with are:
- Radiating pain that may travel along a leg or through the shoulder and arm
- Aching of the muscles
- Stabbing pain along the spine
- Pain that occurs or worsens when you stand, sit, lie down, bend over, or lift objects
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Back Pain?
Interventional pain management is not intended to cure the underlying cause of your chronic back pain. Our treatments target the pain signals that are sent from the nerves, and this provides adequate relief for you to engage in some type of primary treatment, such as resting the affected area, having physical therapy, or recuperating from surgery. Our procedures do not require general anesthesia, and downtime is minimal.
How is Back Pain Treated?
Texas Pain Institute offers several modalities for treating chronic back pain, such as:
- Pharmaceuticals for inflammation and pain
- Minimally invasive spine surgery and radiofrequency ablation to destroy overactive nerves that send pain signals
- Injections to numb the affected area
- Nerve blocks to disrupt pain signals
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Back Pain?
Minimally invasive spine surgery and radiofrequency ablation procedures may require some amount of rest after the procedure. Our other treatments do not require any downtime. You may have some immediate improvement in how you feel, and the full results may take up to one month. Depending on the nature of your back pain, you may need follow-up treatments or additional therapies to achieve the relief that you desire from interventional pain management.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer interventional therapies for chronic back pain that is experienced by residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.