Spinal Pain Management in St. Peters & O'Fallon
Low back pain is one of the most common problems today, but many people choose to live with the pain rather than getting relief. However, pain is your body’s way of telling you something may be wrong – and back pain is no exception. Whether the pain is coming from your neck or upper, middle, or lower back, you can find spinal pain management help here at Advanced Bone and Joint in St. Peters and O’Fallon, Missouri.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic pain management doctor can evaluate your pain and recommend appropriate treatment options. Our main goal is to help manage and relieve your pain and let you get back to living your life.
Treatment will depend on the cause of your pain and may include nonsurgical and surgical interventions.
Common causes of back and neck pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Herniated Disc
- Herniated Disc – Cervical
- Cervical Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)
- Cervical Radiculopathy (Nerve Compression)
- Slipped Vertebrae (Spondylolisthesis)
- Spinal Stenosis
Please visit our orthopedic patient education library to learn more about spine conditions that can cause neck and back pain, and the treatments for each.
Diagnosing & Treating Spine Conditions
Your spine consists of bone (vertebrae), intervertebral discs, muscles, and ligaments that protect the spinal cord and nerve roots from injury. If you have a sprain or strain in your back, pain can radiate to other parts of the body, including your head, neck, arms, and legs.
The location and description of your pain are clues the doctor will use to evaluate your pain during a physical examination. An X-ray may be taken to check for other possible causes of the pain such as arthritis or fractures.
Most neck and back pain can be treated with conservative measures, such as stretching and physical therapy. If necessary, the pain can be reduced with anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications.
When these measures are not adequate, quick pain-relieving injections may help. Should your condition require spine surgery, the orthopedic specialists at Advanced Bone & Joint can refer you to an appropriate provider.
Back Pain Relief is Just Around the Corner
For millions of Americans, back pain can be greatly reduced or eliminated with simple solutions that do not require surgery. However, when your symptoms continue despite conservative treatment, you may need surgery in order to move freely, without pain. Either way, it’s important to find out what may be causing your pain and what your treatment options are.
Suffering From Back Pain? Contact Our Orthopedic Pain Management Doctor Today!
At Advanced Bone & Joint, we know what to look for and how to treat it when it comes to pain management and spine care. Contact us today for an appointment. Call (636) 229-4222 or request an appointment now.