Back Pain Q & A
What types of back issues are treated at FX Spine & Performance Center?
Our highly trained specialists treat the full scope of back problems, from those caused by degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis to nerve irritation to injuries resulting from automobile or other accidents. Among the most common back issues we see in our practice are:
- Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Torn or pulled muscles
- Lumbar disc compression or herniation
- Disc degeneration
- Slipped disc
Does back pain relief require surgery?
No. Never before have there been more non-surgical options for remedying back pain. Not only does surgery involve considerable risks and extensive recovery time, it often doesn’t work. In fact, as many as 20 percent of patients who undergo back surgery require a second surgery within a decade.
What non-surgical treatments can alleviate chronic back pain?
At FX Spine & Performance Center, we offer a full scope of the most advanced non-surgical treatments for all types of back pain. Like pain itself, our pain relief programs are highly individualized. Our doctors begin by taking a complete medical history and conducting a thorough examination. From here, a personalized pain relief program is created. Among the potential treatments are:
- Lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injection
This injection is similar to the lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection, except it reaches multiple nerves.
- Lumbar facet block
Vertebrae in your spine are connected by facet joints. A lumbar facet block is an injection that relieves pain and inflammation originating in the facets in your lower back.
- Lumbar radiofrequency ablation
When lower back pain is caused by spinal joint pain due to arthritis or disc degeneration, radiofrequency ablation often helps. Radiofrequency energy is applied to specific nerves. This stops them from sending pain signals to your brain.
- Spinal cord stimulation
This is a medical device that is placed under your skin, where it sends a mild electrical current to nerves in the spine. The stimulation stops nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.
Can FX Neuromuscular Therapy be used to treat back pain?
FX Neuromuscular Therapy is non-invasive Neuromuscular Stimulation. It can be used to treat chronic pain, function and performance. FX Performance offers individualized treatment programs to reprogram and re-educate connections in order to improve pain, movement & performance.