Back pain is a common and complex issue that requires an interdisciplinary approach to achieve relief. Dr. Ali Nairizi and his medical team at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV have the skills and passion to provide just such an approach and help you get back to a pain-free life.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Back pain is a very common condition that leaves people dealing with anything from slight discomfort to excruciating suffering. And there’s a wide range of things that can cause it, including but not limited to:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Nerve compression
- Muscle spasms, strains, or sprains
- Injuries, including car accident injuries, sports injuries, and work-related injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Overuse injuries
Back pain also comes from undue pressure on the spine from being overweight, having poor posture, repetitive lifting of heavy objects, or being sedentary.
Treating Back Pain in Reno, NV
Treatment can be as varied as the individual suffering from the back and the reason they are dealing with it in the first place. However, there are three levels of treatment when visiting Dr. Nairizi at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates.
The first level focuses on using the most conservative approaches possible. Providing methods through which the body can heal naturally is the focus. This can include rest and nutritional guidance, exercise, and physical therapy. When needed, over-the-counter medications as well as behavioral modifications are utilized.
When conservative approaches are not providing the desired relief, additional treatments will be added to the plan. These include using electrical nerve stimulation, nerve block injections, cold and heat therapy, and prescription medications.
If second-level treatments do not work, third-level treatments are put in place. These will depend on your needs and can include everything from spinal cord stimulation and implantable drug pumps and surgery. Keep in mind that these types of treatments will only be used as a last line of defense if more conservative approaches are not effective.
If you’ve been living with chronic back pain, it’s time to put an end to it. Schedule a visit with Dr. Nairizi at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV by calling (775) 384-1127.