80 percent of people will experience lower back pain during their lifetime and it’s a leading cause of disability. If you are dealing with persistent or severe back pain it’s time you got the treatment you deserve.
Here at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates, our pain management team focuses on diagnosing and treating a full spectrum of pain disorders and injuries. We have worked with patients of all ages who have experienced recurring or severe back pain. When you come into our office for your very first visit we will go through your medical history and perform the proper testing needed to determine the cause of your back pain.
What can cause back pain?
Back pain can come about suddenly after an injury or accident or it can appear gradually over time. Back pain is considered chronic when symptoms last more than three months. Common causes of back pain include,
- Muscle strain
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal fracture
- Muscle spasms
- Car accidents
- A bad fall
There are also certain factors that can increase your risk for developing back problems including,
- Heavy lifting or improper lifting technique
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle
- Being overweight or obese
- Poor posture
How does a pain management doctor treat back pain?
When you come into our office, the goal of pain specialist Dr. Nairizi and his team is to find out what’s causing your back pain so that we can find the appropriate treatment options for helping you get your pain under control.
Many people turn to us when home treatments haven’t offered the relief they were hoping for. If symptoms are severe it’s important that you see a doctor right away, as delaying treatment could make some conditions worse.
The medical team at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates offers a variety of treatment options to help reduce back pain. Some of these treatment options include,
- Trigger point injections
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- High-frequency spinal cord stimulator