Back pain is one of the leading causes of pain and disability in the United States. Back pain can alter a person’s activity, happiness, and life if not properly treated. Colorado Interventional Health Sciences provides treatment options for patients’ suffering from back pain.
Why is back pain so common?
Back pain is one of the most common, yet one of the most complex, problems for patients seeking medical treatment. Back pain has many different sources and causes. It can be secondary to muscular injury, spinal pain, anatomic instability, arthritis, disc herniation, degeneration over the years, sports/lifting injuries, and trauma. Back pain can be localized, diffuse, or lead to nerve pain down the lower extremities. Colorado Interventional Health Sciences is particularly skilled at helping refractory back pain that has persisted after conservative therapy.
How is back pain treated?
In order to understand and determine the underlying cause, a comprehensive approach is needed for each patient. This involves reviewing medical records, speaking to a patient’s previous treatment team, and completing a comprehensive history and physical examination. Due to the complexity of back pain, every patient’s treatment plan is unique. Depending on the root cause, back pain may resolve with conservative care such as chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, or acupuncture in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, many patients will suffer prolonged back pain that is refractory to these initial steps. Medical treatments include, but are not limited to, trigger point injections, corticosteroid injections, epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, and regenerative therapies such as PRP or stem cell treatments when indicated.
With so many physician specialists as well as therapists, who should I see for my back pain?
Colorado Interventional Health Sciences is a firm believer in a multi-specialty approach to help patients return to their normal active life. Back pain treatment is coordinated with multiple approaches, including chiropractic therapy and physical therapy, to maximize results. Colorado Interventional Health Sciences also works closely with many surgeons. For example, many spine surgeons refer patients to the practice to determine whether or not a patient is a surgical candidate. Performing a less invasive procedure will either prevent the need for surgery, or aid in determining the appropriate surgical approach. In addition, spine surgeons will refer patients for evaluation and treatment of continuing back pain after surgery has already been completed.
Colorado Interventional Health Sciences will work closely with your treatment team to provide the best options and best care during your recovery.
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