When it comes to treating lower back pain, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. The back may seem like a deceptively simple part of the body, but it’s actually a very complex system of nerves, vertebrae, joints and muscles working together to do several critical jobs. If any of these parts experience injury, disease or degeneration, it can cause a cascading effect leading to pain, lack of mobility and more.
Suffice it to say that if you’re experiencing lower back pain, it could be originating from any of a number of causes, or several issues working together. Since no two cases of back pain are quite alike, neither will their effective treatments be quite alike. This is why it’s so important for you and your doctor to create a customized treatment plan for lower back pain.
Elements of a Customized Treatment Plan
For best results in treating your back pain, you should go to a facility that offers many different treatment options, which can work together to bring relief and healing. Here are some of the most common tools we have at our disposal to treat back pain.
Imaging and testing services
Using imaging tools like X-Ray and MRI, coupled with EMG and nerve conduction studies, we can pinpoint the exact cause(s) of a person’s back pain to create a more targeted solution.
Drawing from a variety of drug-free therapies such physical therapy, massage therapy, aquatic therapy and acupuncture, we can construct a regimen and routine to manage the pain and bring our patients long-term relief.
Regenerative injection therapy
With medical advances like stem cells and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP), we can effectively jumpstart the body’s own healing processes to accelerate tissue regeneration.
In the case of significant injury or in cases where non-invasive treatments are ineffective, we can perform a wide range of minimally invasive and conventional surgical procedures to correct issues, supplementing these with many of the resources and therapies described above.
At Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with a full array of treatment solutions which can be combined to create a customized treatment plan for lower back pain, as well as other issues related to the spine, neck and brain. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 404-256-2633.