South Lake Pain Institute
Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology located in Clermont, FL
Back pain affects nearly 80% of American adults at some point during their lives and is one of the leading causes of missed work and disability. At South Lake Pain Institute in Clermont, Florida, the doctors understand that back pain can negatively impact your overall wellness, so they provide a holistic approach to not only heal your back and relieve your pain but restore your well-being and get you back to an active lifestyle. If your back pain is due to a work-related injury, your doctor can help you with paperwork for a workers’ compensation claim. Call or schedule a consultation online today for back pain relief.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Back pain comes from a wide variety of injuries and degenerative conditions. Some of the more common back pain triggers include:
- Muscle or ligament injury
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- Musculoskeletal irregularities like stenosis or scoliosis
Back pain can manifest as pain in your spine or the muscles and tendons of your back, or it may radiate into your arms and legs. You may have a dull ache or a shooting pain. Your pain might be constant, or it could get worse when you move. Everyone experiences back pain differently, which is why the team at South Lake Pain Institute provides highly customized care designed to relieve your symptoms and facilitate healing.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is the name for the lower back pain that radiates through one or both your legs. It’s typically caused by inflammation in your lumbar (lower) spine that compresses or irritates your sciatic nerve.
You may experience sciatica as pain or as numbness or tingling sensations in your leg.
How is back pain diagnosed?
The team at South Lake Pain Institute diagnoses the cause of your back pain with an extensive physical exam and consultation. They often used diagnostic imaging tools like X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to examine your spine and muscles.
Your doctor can also recommend a nerve study like electromyography to monitor the electrical impulses produced by the nerves in your spine and the response of your muscles.
How is back pain treated?
The team at South Lake Pain Institute has three goals for their back pain treatments: pain relief, healing, and restoring your overall wellness. They offer highly personalized treatment plans to address your specific symptoms and condition. Your treatment may include any of the following treatment options.
Your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medicines or muscle relaxants to reduce swelling and relieve spasms that can cause pain.
The team at South Lake Pain Institute offers a comprehensive range of spinal injections, such as epidural steroid injections and facet joint injections. These injections are typically used to reduce inflammation.
Nerve blocks are used to stop your nerves from sending pain messages to your brain. Your doctor uses fluoroscopy to ensure that the injections hit the correct location in your spine to relieve your pain.
Spinal cord stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation sends a low voltage of electrical stimulation into your spine to disrupt the pain messages being sent to your brain. Your doctor places an insulated wire into your spine. The wire is attached to a small generator that your doctor implants into your lower back or upper buttock after a trial period to ensure the treatment is effective.
Your doctor can also prescribe a back brace to support your spine and the soft tissues of your back while you recover. The extra support reduces the strain on your back.
If your back pain doesn’t start to get better with a few days of rest, call or schedule an appointment online today.
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