Back pain is one of the most common reason for visiting a doctor. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, poor posture, irregular eating habits, and obesity are some of the causes of back pain. Spine pain or pain arising from the spine is one of the reasons of back pain, and when this pain goes down the leg, it is commonly referred to as “sciatica”.
Spine Pain Treatment Options at Painex:
The back is composed of various structures, including the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, and the spinal cord. To pin-point whether back pain is in fact spine pain, your doctor has to examine you clinically, perform few maneuvers, and order few investigations which include X-rays or MRI scans. Once it is clear that pain is arising from the spine, and not from the myofascial structures, a definitive treatment plan can be formulated.
- Facetal arthropathy: Facet joints are the joints between adjacent vertebrae. Inflammation at these joints is common in young back pain patients, especially athletes or sports persons. Pain is aggravated on backward bending or twisting movements. X-ray guided injection into or around the affected joint gives excellent relief.
- Prolapsed intervertebral disc: Age related degeneration leads to prolapse of the disc and compression of the adjacent nerve root. Pain is common in the midline, radiating down the limb. Pain is aggravated on forward bending. Epidural injection and/or selective nerve root block gives good relief.
- Sacroilitis: Inflammation of the joint between the spine and the pelvis (sacroiliac joint). Common in young adults, sedentary lifestyle. Pain is aggravated on turning sides in bed. It is maximum in the morning and is associated with stiffness. Injection of the joint under X-ray imaging gives relief from symptoms.
Spine pain is mainly caused due to the above reasons. Other causes like fracture, collapse, metastases can also lead to spine pain. Common causes of back pain are however mainly myofascial including muscle sprain, ligament strain, and trigger points.
A thorough clinical examination and appropriate imaging can help pin-point diagnosis, thus guiding the way forward for the best possible management.
Why choose Painex?
Painex Pain Management Clinic offers the unique facility of Pain Relief at your doorstep!! Our Spine Specialists provide home visits for patients in extreme pain or those who have a limitation to travel. Painex pain management clinic offers highly specialized, non-surgical techniques for treating all type of spine pain including lower back pain, sciatica, herniated disc or slipped disc.
Living with spine pain is challenging. Our doctors are one of the very few spine specialist doctor in Pune who have completed intense training in the field of pain management. They are highly dedicated to helping restore patient’s lives.
At Painex, after a consultation with our pain specialist and a detailed evaluation, we try to get to know the exact cause of your pain, we locate your pain generator. An appropriate treatment plan will then be formulated, customized to your problem. Pain Treatment could be in the form of medication, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, outpatient procedures or interventional day care procedures. Procedures are performed under X-ray or CT guidance by highly specialized pain doctors.