Chronic Pain

Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment

SpineOne offers relief for chronic pain

Chronic back pain is among the most common types of chronic pain, and it can have a negative impact on your body’s ability to heal itself. It can affect your immune system, interfere with exercise, and weaken your psychological state.

With no apparent cause, injury, or tissue damage, chronic pain remains poorly understood and difficult to control. Although as many as 50 million Americans are affected by it, chronic pain used to be something people just “had to live with”. But to the relief of patients everywhere, research into chronic pain has helped identify treatments and therapies that can provide relief.

Relief for Chronic Back Pain

Identifying Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain occurs when pain signals remain active in your nervous system for months or even years. It is defined as pain lasting longer than six months. The pain can range in intensity from mild to unbearable. It can be continuous or sporadic. The only constant factor in chronic pain is that it takes an emotional toll on you, and greatly interferes with your quality of life.

Chronic pain sometimes originates with an accident or injury, but can exist in the absence of identifiable injury or trauma.

How can my pain be managed?

Our spine specialists can help identify and treat your chronic back pain. We start by identifying the source of your pain and determining if it can be treated or managed without surgery or therapy. If necessary, we can perform one or more procedures to help with this process, including:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections

    These injections can provide pain relief and also be used as a diagnostic tool to confirm if the injected location is the source of the pain.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation

    This procedure involves using heat to deaden the nerves carrying pain signals from the facet joint. Most patients experience chronic pain relief from this procedure that can last from months to years.

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Spinal cord stimulation is an available option for patients whom have had little-to-no success in relieving their chronic pain with other procedures. Electronic impulses from the spinal cord stimulator interfere with the brain’s ability to recognize back pain.

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