Back pain can affect you at any age, especially as you grow older, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. At Advanced Pain Management Specialists in Humble and Baytown, Texas, Okezie Okezie, MD, FAAPMR, and Jerome Carter, MD, offer innovative back pain solutions, like spinal cord stimulators. To find answers for your back pain, call Advanced Pain Management Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.
Your back is a strong and flexible network of joints, bones, ligaments, nerves, and muscles. This complex system also leaves it vulnerable to injury. While you can have pain in any area of your back, it’s most common in the lower region of your spine.
There are four primary regions to your back, and they often have different causes of pain, including:
When you have back pain, you often experience a wide range of symptoms that include muscle aches, limited range of motion and flexibility, and shooting, stabbing, or radiating pain. In some cases, back pain can be debilitating.
At least 80% of Americans experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. The most common causes of back discomfort include:
While back pain can affect anyone, you have higher risks of problems: as you grow older; if you use improper techniques when lifting or exercising; or have a sedentary lifestyle and are overweight or obese.
As experienced pain management specialists, Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter identify the source of your back pain by performing a comprehensive physical exam, looking at your medical history, and reviewing your symptoms. They might also recommend digital imaging like X-rays and MRIs to look for soft tissue conditions or bone changes that could be triggering your discomfort.
After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter might suggest several pain management strategies to control your condition, including:
Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter also offer innovative treatments like spinal cord stimulators. This advanced approach uses gentle electric currents to interrupt the transmission of pain signals to your brain from nerves in your spine.
For more information on back pain therapies, call Advanced Pain Management Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.