Back Pain Conditions

If you suffer from back pain we want you to know that you are not alone. Back pain is the most common reason to seek treatment from an experienced and certified pain management specialist. We recognize that either you or a loved one may be in pain, which is why it is crucial to be correctly diagnosed and have a comprehensive and individualized back pain treatment plan developed. If you are seeking help for pain management please contact one of Unique Pain Medicine offices to schedule a detailed evaluation – 347.252.6732 or schedule an appointment online today.

Here are some common conditions for back pain along with recommended treatment therapies:

LUMBAR DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

Lumbar degenerative disc disease is a condition that can cause lower back pain or radiating pain from damaged discs in the spine. A lumbar spinal disc acts as a shock absorber would between the vertebrae and allows your joints in the spine to move easily.

Treatments for Lumbar degenerative disc disease include:

LUMBAR RADICULAR PAIN

Often referred to as Sciatica, this type of pain radiates from the lower back down through the leg. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, usually happens when bone, tissue, or both grow in the openings of the spinal bones. This growth can result in a squeezing and irritation of the nerves that branch out from your spinal cord.

Treatments for Lumbar radicular pain include:

FACET JOINT ARTHRITIS

Facet Joint Arthritis often causes back pain and discomfort due to degeneration of this part of vertebrae. This condition causes pain in the back that does not radiate down the leg(s). Spondylosis an umbrella term which describes symptoms related to degenerative changes in the spine.

Treatments for facet joint arthritis disease include:

COMPRESSION FRACTURES, TRAUMA, OR OTHER CRACKED VERTEBRAE

Compression fractures in your back are small breaks in bones caused by osteoporosis, trauma, or certain types of cancers that often stabilize on their own in around three months. For some patients the pain can be too extreme and additional pain management is needed. Kyphoplasty is the go-to treatment which provides relief for patients experiencing compression or other spinal fractures.

Treatments for compression fractures or other vertebrae diseases include:

BULGING DISC

A bulging disc happens when a weakened or deteriorated disc swells through a crevice in the spine and extends outside of its normal housing. This happens when a disc shifts out of its normal position, usually this happens slowly over a long period of time. As the disc moves, it’s inner liquid-like nucleus begins to balloon outward towards the weakest point in its hard outer casing.

Treatments for a bulging disc include:

If you are suffering from chronic back pain we invite you to talk with our team of talented pain management specialists at Unique Pain Medicine. You can learn more about different types of pain and pain management as well as schedule an appointment by exploring our website or calling 347.252.6732. We look forward to seeing you.