Back Pain Specialist

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Interventional Pain Center

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Charlotte, NC

If you’re one of the 31 million Americans suffering from back pain, the skilled pain management specialists at Interventional Pain Center can provide relief. As a division of Providence Anesthesiology Associates, the team offers the most advanced noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments for chronic pain relief at its convenient location in Charlotte, North Carolina. To find relief for your back pain, call Interventional Pain Center or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Your back is a complex system of joints, bones, muscles, and ligaments. This complex system makes it highly vulnerable to injury and pain. While back pain can affect anyone, it’s most common in adults.

Your back has four primary areas: The neck, upper back, lower back, and bottom spine. Pain in these areas typically develops for specific reasons.

Neck

If you have pain in your cervical spine, it’s usually the result of a ligament, tendon, or muscle strain.

Upper back

Your upper back is also known as your thoracic spine. Pain in this region is usually due to muscle irritation in your shoulder and back muscles or joints.

Lower back

Your lower back is known as your lumbar spine. This is the most common area for back pain and is usually because of muscle strain.

Bottom spine

Your bottom spine, or sacrum, usually develops pain from damage, injury, or related condition, like herniated discs.

When you suffer from back pain, your symptoms can vary from shooting or stabbing to radiating and burning. It’s also common to experience muscle aches and reduced range of motion.

What causes back pain?

Several factors can trigger back pain, including:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Injury or trauma
  • Fractures
  • Pregnancy
  • Compressed nerves
  • Herniated, bulging, or ruptured discs
  • Degenerative conditions, like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Genetic irregularities

Your risk of experiencing back pain also increases if you’re aging or overweight, have a sedentary lifestyle, or lift heavy objects improperly.

How is back pain diagnosed and treated?

The experienced team at Interventional Pain Center diagnoses the cause of your back pain by performing a comprehensive physical examination, reviewing your medical history, and discussing your symptoms. Based on your consultation, they might also suggest additional testing, like X-rays or MRIs.

Based on the cause of your back pain, your provider develops a holistic treatment strategy designed to manage your condition and address your pain. These noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques and procedures therapies might include:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • X-ray guided radiofrequency ablation

They can also recommend safe treatments for pregnant women experiencing back pain.

For more information on back pain treatment, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.