Back Pain

Pain Management located in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX
Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX

Back pain is a common complaint, especially after a car accident, work-related accident, or personal injury. At Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio in San Antonio and Live Oak, Texas, the outstanding pain management specialists offer highly effective back pain treatments to achieve the relief you deserve. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tab today.

Back Pain Q&A

What is back pain?

Back pain, or discomfort, is a bothersome feeling in your lower, mid, or upper back. It may result due to an injury, disease, or wear and tear from aging. The Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio specialists have many years of experience and offer numerous treatments to ease back pain and restore your quality of life.

They accept personal injury and motor vehicle cases with a letter of protection. 

What does it feel like to have back pain?

Back pain may present as:

  • Aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle tension 
  • Weakness
  • Electric shock-like pain
  • Radiating or stabbing discomfort
  • Difficult mobility

The discomfort may be mild and go away within a few days or severe and extremely bothersome when left untreated. See a Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio provider at the first sign of symptoms or if you’ve been injured on the job or due to another person’s negligence. 

What are the risk factors for back pain?

Back pain may result due to:

  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Heavy lifting
  • Poor posture 
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis (spinal canal narrowing)
  • Scoliosis
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Muscle tension
  • Disc herniation
  • Pinched nerve
  • Nerve damage
  • Sciatica
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Lumbar spondylosis

Ways to diminish the risk of back pain include avoiding heavy lifting, using proper lifting techniques, getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, and maintaining an ideal weight. It’s also important to avoid smoking, use good posture, and get treated for chronic diseases.

How does my specialist diagnose the cause of back pain?

To determine the cause of back pain, your pain management specialist checks your vital signs, weighs you, and completes a physical exam. They review your medications, symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, and more.

You might need blood tests, nerve tests, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, discography, or another imaging procedure to pinpoint the exact cause of your symptoms and develop an effective treatment plan.

How is back pain treated?

Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio offers numerous treatments for back pain, depending on its cause. Examples include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Medication management
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell injections 
  • Spinal decompression 
  • Electrical nerve stimulation 
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Active release techniques
  • Spinal cord stimulation 
  • Biofeedback
  • Ketamine for pain management

You might be a candidate for more than one back pain treatment to achieve the most relief. Your Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio provider tailors each treatment to your needs, lifestyle, and desired results and follows up with you to ensure the best possible outcome.

To eliminate back pain, call the Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio office or schedule an appointment online today.