Back pain is a common ailment that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a wide range of factors, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, slipped vertebrae, facet joint arthritis, degenerative disc disease, etc. At Las Vegas Spine and Pain, we offer a variety of treatments to help patients manage their back pain and improve their quality of life. Let's take a closer look at each of these causes.
Herniated discs occur when the soft, gel-like material inside a spinal disc leaks out through a tear in the disc's outer layer. This can cause pressure on nearby nerves and lead to back pain.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause back pain, as well as numbness, tingling, and weakness in the upper and lower extremities.
A slipped vertebra, also known as spondylolisthesis, occurs when one vertebra in the spine slips out of place and onto the vertebra below it. This can cause back pain, as well as numbness and weakness in the upper and lower extremities.
Facet joint arthritis is a condition in which the joints between the vertebrae in the spine become inflamed and painful. This can cause back pain, as well as stiffness and difficulty moving.
Degenerative disc disease occurs when the discs between the vertebrae in the spine break down over time. This can cause back pain, as well as numbness, tingling, and weakness in the legs and arms.
At Las Vegas Spine and Pain, we offer a variety of treatments for all back pain causes, including epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, medial branch nerve blocks, joint injections, trigger point injections, etc. Let's take a closer look at each of these treatments.
Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment for back pain. These injections deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly to the affected area, reducing pain and inflammation.
Facet joint injections are another option for back pain relief. These injections deliver medication directly to the facet joints in the spine, reducing inflammation and pain.
Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment option for chronic back pain. This procedure involves placing a small device under the skin that sends electrical impulses to the spinal cord, blocking pain signals from reaching the brain.
Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure that uses heat to numb nerve fibers that transmit pain signals from the spine to the brain. This can provide long-lasting relief from chronic back pain.
Medial branch nerve blocks are a minimally invasive treatment option for back pain. This procedure involves injecting a numbing medication into the medial branch nerves that transmit pain signals from the spine to the brain.
Joint injections involves injecting a medication directly into the affected joint, which can provide both immediate and long-term relief. Joint injections can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. The medication used in the injection can include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, or platelet-rich plasma, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
Trigger point injections are a treatment option for back pain caused by muscle knots or trigger points. These injections deliver medication directly to the affected muscle, reducing pain and tension.
If you are suffering from back pain, it is important to seek medical attention. Las Vegas Spine and Pain is dedicated to providing high-quality care to patients suffering from chronic pain. Contact them at 702-676-2000 to schedule an appointment and get started on the path to a pain-free life.