Dealing with Chronic Back Pain

Do you suffer from back pain? Well, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, 8 out of 10 people will have an issue with back pain at some point in their lives, whether it is an isolated incident or a chronic condition. Many of our patients at Advanced Pain Management have dealt with never-ending chronic back pain for extended periods of time. It is debilitating, frustrating, and can take its toll in damaging your career and social life. Life with chronic back pain can be miserable.

Advanced Pain Management is here to help. The first thing we do is diagnose the underlying problem. Are you experiencing back pain because of an injury, or is there another issue going on? The cause can be as simple as too much heavy lifting over time, or it could be symptomatic of another problem, such as sciatica. Sciatica involves the pinching of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back down the legs, and it can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.

Once the cause of your chronic back pain has been determined, then our team gets to work on finding the best treatment for your pain. What works for one person does not always work for another, because chronic pain has so many different factors and causes. We tailor our treatments for the individual patient and their specific needs. Sometimes the best course of action is medication, and sometimes it can be physical therapy or another type of interventional procedure. Or, it could be a combination of many treatments.

At Advanced Pain Management, our goal is to find answers and give you ultimate relief from chronic pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment, or ask your primary care physician for a referral.

Reference links:

http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/lower-back-pain-causes

http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/sciatica-symptoms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoebKOngjbs

This blog is written for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for actual medical treatment. Please contact the APM Augusta office to schedule an appointment if you are in need of medical care.