Back Pain

Back Pain in Seymour & Jeffersonville, IN

Living with back pain can be difficult. According to the National Institute of Health, 80% of adults in the United States will experience back pain at some point in their lives. If you are experiencing back pain that has lasted more than three months, you need a consultation with an interventional pain management doctor.

Causes of Back Pain

There are many factors which can lead to back pain, including:

  • Poor posture, carrying excess weight, or wearing unsupportive shoes
  • Trauma to your back due to a sports injury or accident
  • Poor body mechanics when lifting or moving heavy objects
  • Degenerative medical conditions like arthritis, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc problems

What To Do When You Have Back Pain

For reliable, consistent relief of chronic back pain, you should visit an interventional pain management doctor.  With appropriate pain management care, your daily life will be easier, less painful, and your quality of life will improve.

What To Expect During Your Interventional Pain Management Appointment

During your initial appointment, your doctor will:

  • Perform a comprehensive examination of your back
  • Order diagnostic imaging including x-rays, MRI or CT scan

Interventional Pain Management Treatment Options for Chronic Back Pain

Your interventional pain management doctor will develop a customized treatment plan to help relieve your pain. Treatment options may include:

  • Medication management
  • Epidural injections using anesthetic and steroid medications to reduce pain
  • Nerve root, facet joint, and medial branch blocks to determine the specific location of pain and to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation to reduce nerve signals and pain
  • Spinal cord stimulation to block pain receptors in the brain from receiving impulses
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other disciplines to help improve flexibility
  • Lifestyle modifications including low-impact exercises and rest periods

If you are suffering with chronic back pain, don’t wait another day to get the help you need. Call (812) 523-3700 now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anthony Alexander at The Pain Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, with offices in Seymour and Jeffersonville Indiana.

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