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Custom Back Pain Management Plans at Gramercy Pain Center

Imagine being able to do your work and enjoy your activities without suffering from chronic back pain. With Gramercy Pain Center, we can help manage your backache condition and make pain-free living your new reality. With our interventional pain management solutions, you can minimize the impact of back and spinal problems on your lifestyle and improve your quality of life.

Meet with our pain specialist today and discover the many ways you can reduce your back pain without undergoing spine surgery. At Gramercy Pain Center, our doctor will provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition and recommend the best nonsurgical treatment for your pain problem.

Understanding Backaches and Your Spine Health

The spine is the major structure that supports your back and helps keep you upright. It also provides good stability and is responsible for the range of movement that you can do including sitting, standing, and walking. There are many different bones, ligaments, and joints that make up the spinal column such as:

  • Vertebrae which forms the spinal canal
  • Facet joints which connect the vertebrae along the spine
  • Intervertebral discs which act as a cushion and shock absorber for the bones
  • Spinal cord and nerves
  • Soft tissues, tendons, and back muscles that help strengthen and support spine function

Any one of these important spine structures can become damaged or injured because of your daily activities or eventual wear and tear. Once your spine is in poor condition, you’ll begin to experience the occasional flare-ups of backache and this can progress to a chronic pain that will significantly hamper your quality of life.

Common Causes of Back Pain

From spine conditions to acute injuries and muscle strains, there are a variety of factors that can cause severe back pain. Some of the most common reasons for back pain are:

  • Repeated or excessive heavy lifting that can cause muscle strain or spine injury
  • Having a poor posture
  • Traumatic injuries, falls, and auto accidents
  • Fractures on the spine
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis or other types of arthritis of the spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerves or cervical radiculopathy

At Gramercy Pain Center, we know how frustrating it is to suddenly have excruciating back pain without having knowledge of why it happened nor how to address it properly. Thankfully, our experienced doctors can perform a thorough evaluation of your spine health and determine the source of your back pain to help you better understand your condition.

Risk Factors for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common debilitating conditions that anyone can have at some point in their life. However, your risk increases if you can relate to the following factors:

  • You are of advanced age (ie. over 40 years old)
  • You have a sedentary lifestyle and lack adequate exercise
  • You are overweight
  • You are pregnant
  • Your medical records show that you have a history of spine conditions or diseases
  • You have a job that requires heavy lifting, pushing, or excessive movements that can damage the spine

Different Types of Back Pain

Not all back pain conditions are the same. Our medical professionals at Gramercy Pain Center can help identify the type of backache that you have depending on its location and how long you experience the symptoms.

Acute Pain

This type of back pain is usually short-lived and happens suddenly after an injury or accident. It typically only lasts for a few days to four weeks and it can resolve on its own.

Subacute Pain

Like acute pain, this form of back pain can occur after a traumatic event or injury such as a back sprain. Most subacute back pain conditions can last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks.

Chronic Pain

This is characterized by back pain that persists for more than 12 weeks. Due to its long-term nature, this form of back pain can have a detrimental effect on your overall health, mobility, and quality of life.

Axial Pain

Also known as mechanical pain, this refers to a type of back pain that is often localized on one spot or region. A patient with axial pain may feel a constant throbbing or dull ache in that particular area in their back.

Referred Pain

This pertains to a type of back pain that is caused by an existing problem or related to another disease in the body. An example of this is having kidney stones which can cause sharp pain in your back. Neck pain can also lead to referred pain in your upper or lower back.

Radicular Pain

This is the most common form of low back pain that is characterized by numbness, weakness, or sharp pain. This type of back pain can radiate to the legs and is also sometimes referred to as a nerve pain.

Signs That You Need To See A Back Pain Doctor

It’s best that you consult with our back and spine specialist as soon as you experience the following symptoms:

  • Increased pain and discomfort when moving or bending
  • Prolonged pain when you’re at rest, sitting, or standing
  • Stiffness in the morning especially when you’re waking up
  • A burning or stabbing sensation in the back
  • Numbness in your legs
  • Severe upper or lower back pain accompanied by fever, weight loss, or bladder problems

Comprehensive Back Pain Treatments at Gramercy Pain Center

Let our team at Gramercy Pain Center help you get your life back on track with reduced symptoms of back pain. We take an integrated approach to patient care and pain management to provide a holistic improvement to your back pain and spine conditions.

We have a compassionate team of board-certified physicians and trained staff who are committed to providing you with the best treatment possible to help you get out of back pain. We offer a wide range of pain relief services and procedures such as:

  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Hyaluronic injections
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Disc decompressions
  • Cryoablation
  • Physical therapy

Take the first step towards pain-free living when you book an appointment online or call our office for an initial back pain consultation.

Gramercy Pain Center: Your Trusted Partner for Back Pain Relief

Having chronic back pain can take the fun out of your normal activities and make it challenging to accomplish even the simplest of tasks. Let Gramercy Pain Center help you return to peak condition where you can do your everyday work and actions without back pain.

With our wide variety of pain management solutions and noninvasive therapies, we can manage and improve your back health so you can live freely and confidently without pain. Our friendly team of experts can get you started on a customized treatment plan that works for your specific symptoms and pain problems.

FAQs About Chronic Back Pain Treatment and Management

Q: How do I know if it’s acute pain or chronic back pain?

A: Our back pain specialist can perform a comprehensive assessment and spine evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your condition. Unlike acute pain that can resolve quickly, chronic pain can persist for longer than 12 weeks and it may be related to other medical disorders. Rest assured that our doctor will tailor a treatment plan based on your specific back pain symptoms.

Q: Is spine surgery a potential treatment option for back pain?

A: You can opt to get a minimally invasive surgery when you’ve exhausted your non-surgical options for pain relief. We can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss your condition and the possible spinal surgery procedure.

Q: What are the surgical options for treating back pain?

A: Depending on the severity of your back pain, a spine surgeon may recommend any of the following procedures: spinal fusion, laminectomy, discectomy, or lumbar spine decompression.

Get The Best Remedy for Back Pain at Gramercy Pain Center

Say goodbye to your uncomfortable days of living with chronic back pain. With our effective pain management solutions and treatments, you can slowly return to your day-to-day activities and pursue your goals without worrying about back pain.

Our team at Gramercy Pain Center is just a phone call away for consultations and expert advice. We also offer hassle-free online scheduling so you can book your appointment at the most convenient time for you.