Chronic back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. At Skypoint Medical in Schaumburg, Illinois, interventional pain specialist Shoeb Mohiuddin, MD, and the team offer comprehensive care for persistent back pain due to injuries or disease. They use evidence-based treatments like regenerative medicine and epidural steroid injections to help you heal fully and enjoy a high quality of life. Call Skypoint Medical in Schaumburg or request an appointment today through the online booking feature.
What causes back pain?
Many conditions can cause acute and chronic back pain. Often, acute pain that lasts less than six weeks occurs due to overuse of the muscles that support your spine. Muscle overuse is a common injury if you play sports or work a physically demanding job.
When you have chronic pain that lasts six months or longer, it may be due to an injury or a degenerative condition in your cervical (neck) or your lumbar (lower back) spine. These conditions include:
- Bone spurs
- Herniated disc
- Compressed nerve
Over time, these conditions can worsen and cause severe pain that limits your flexibility and mobility.
How is back pain diagnosed?
Depending on the nature of your injury or disease, you may initially benefit from pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Dr. Mohiuddin may also recommend physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your spine.
If these therapies aren’t enough to ease your pain and improve your range of motion, he may suggest treatments like:
Shock wave therapy
Shock wave therapy uses high-pressure energy to stimulate the deep muscle tissues and trigger your body’s natural healing processes.
Epidural steroid injections
Epidural steroid injections deliver anesthetic medications and anti-inflammatories directly into the epidural space of your spine. These medicines reduce inflammation and disrupt the nerve signals that travel to your brain for long-lasting pain relief.
Spinal cord stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation uses low currents of energy to disrupt nerve signals in your spine. An implantable generator device is implanted in your spine and you control the energy using an external remote.
Regenerative medicine stimulates your body’s healing processes. Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), amniotic tissue, and stem cells contain growth factors that encourage your body to produce new cells to replace damaged ones and heal soft tissue and bone damage.
To find out more about available treatment options for back pain, call Regenerative Pain & Spine or request an appointment today using the online booking feature.