Effective Back Pain Treatments in Las Vegas
One medical issue that most adults will have to deal with at some point in their life is chronic or acute back pain. While most of the pain is usually targeted in the lower back (an estimated 20 million emergency room visits or more), the upper back can also cause crippling pain. If you’ve ever noticed that walking, standing, or even sitting has aggravated flaring back pain, or that it’s spread through your arms and legs, you could be one of the many adults in the U.S. suffering from chronic and acute back pain.
Our team at the Spine Institute of Nevada understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be when you’re suffering from loss of mobility and seemingly endless discomfort, not to mention the amount of time you can’t focus on your family or work due to the pain. While our specialty is minimally invasive spine surgery, it’s also possible to treat, relieve, and alleviate much back pain with non-surgical treatment and therapy. Take a look at some of the approaches and services our back specialists offer throughout Las Vegas.
Our Diagnostic Services and Approach to Back Pain Treatment
Our spine surgeons set out with one goal in mind: to relieve your pain and get you back up and moving freely. To do this, we can use a variety of diagnostic methods to gauge the situation and detect what might be causing the issue. Since there are many issues that could be causing the pain (such as muscle strain, a tumor, disc disease, etc), X-rays, MRIs, bone scans, and CT scans are some of the methods we may use in early stages. These are all incredibly safe and cause minimal discomfort while allowing our team to get the broad picture of what’s happening inside your body.
When it comes to treating back pain, there are different methods we can use. One of the most important approaches is physical therapy, which will help to increase flexibility and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Passive physical therapy (modalities) works by decreasing the pain, through methods such as heat or ice packs, TENS unit, or ultrasound. Active physical therapy includes different back exercises.
Another method is chiropractic adjustment, which happens when the chiropractor applies manipulation to the vertebrae that’s not functioning normally. Manipulation in this case means controlled movements delivered via the hands or a special device, with the goal being to reduce subluxation and increase the general range of motion. Spinal injections can also alleviate back pain. With an epidural injection, for example, you’ll get long-lasting steroids which can be combined with local anesthetics. Injection therapy can grant you relief from lower back pain, as well as from pain resulting from other issues.
Contact Spine Institute of Nevada for Back Pain Relief
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need to get an evaluation in the Las Vegas area. Our friendly, expert spine surgeons at the Spine Institute of Nevada understand what it’s like to suffer from back pain and would love to help you take charge and get freedom from the pain that won’t let you go. Call Spine Institute of Nevada at (702) 239-3787 to get started now. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.