Back Pain

The spine involves a complex system of interconnected bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles that all work together to provide strength and flexibility. However, the multiple points of articulation make the spine more vulnerable to damage and discomfort over time. Pain can range from a faint aching to a strong stabbing sensation. Based on the duration, the classification of back pain includes:

  • Acute (lasting less than 6 weeks)
  • Sub-chronic (6 to 12 weeks)
  • Chronic (lasting more than 12 weeks)  

The underlying cause of the back pain includes mechanical cause, non-mechanical cause, or referred pain. Back pain symptoms normally improve within a few weeks after onset, with 40–90 percent of patients fully healed by six weeks. This is common among job-related injuries. Low back pain will affect a minimum of 80% of Americans at some point during their lives.

While uncommon, some Orthopedic Spine Specialists may use the medical term “Lumbago” as a blanket term to refer to general lower back pain. A great many conditions can contribute to lower back pain, and patients should consult a spinal specialist in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Some causes of Lumbago can include:

Our mission is to help patients to return to work, improve their quality of life, reduce dependence on medication and healthcare providers, and avoid persistent injuries.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Steroidal medication injected into a painful joint space can help soothe pain in arthritic joints. Injecting corticosteroids into an arthritic joint will not provide permanent relief on its own,  it can dramatically reduce inflammation and pain. The effects can last anywhere between 1 week to 1 year. Injections for joint pain are usually one of the steps taken before resorting to surgery. In some patients, steroid injections can reduce pain to the point where patients are able to participate in Physical Therapy, which in turn can strengthen the surrounding muscles and eliminate the need for further treatment.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists diagnose and treat patients with medical problems or injuries that limit their ability to take part in their daily lives. Patients will usually see a physical therapist after a referral by their primary physician. Physical therapists work with patients who have experienced an injury or disease that has affected their movement and range of motion.

At Nextgen Pain & Injury Clinic, our team of licensed physical therapists and rehabilitation experts will focus on your total health and wellness. Regardless of the cause or source of your pain, we will develop a treatment plan with your unique issues in mind.

Our treatment philosophy emphasizes evidence-based manual and therapeutic exercise techniques that are tailored toward efficiently returning patients, athletes, and employees to their pre-injury status. We treat orthopedic and sports injuries, provide spinal rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and industrial rehabilitation. Personalized physical therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions.

  • Chronic and acute medical problems
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic medical problems
  • Neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries

 

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