Non-Surgical Back Pain Treatment & Therapy
If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. Nearly 30 million Americans experience back pain every day. At Campbell Medical Clinic, our skilled medical professionals have the necessary training and experience to alleviate your chronic back pain with cutting edge, non-surgical treatment solutions.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Spinal stenosis is a progressive, degenerative narrowing of open spaces within the spinal column. Narrowing of the spine puts excess pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that travel through it. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by regular wear-and-tear that’s associated with aging. Other causes include spinal injuries, tumors, herniated discs, and thickened ligaments.
While many spinal stenosis patients do not experience any symptoms, others endure symptoms that begin as mild and gradually worsen over time. Symptoms may vary, depending on the location of the stenosis. Generally, spinal stenosis manifests itself in the cervical and lumbar spine. Patients may feel numbness, weakness, tingling, pain or cramps in the neck, shoulders, or lower back.
Sciatica refers to nerve pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve – the largest nerve in the body. Sciatica pain starts in the low back and radiates through the hips and buttocks, and finally down the back of one leg. Symptoms of sciatica include:
- Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- A constant pain on one side of the rear
- A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
Sciatica is not a diagnosis, but a symptom caused by an underlying medical condition such as a disc herniation. Causes of sciatica include:
- Damaged or herniated discs
- Sports injury
- Auto accident
- Bone spur growth
To treat sciatica, the medical professionals at Campbell Medical Clinic must first discover its root cause. This is done through a thorough examination and diagnostic testing. Depending on the cause of your sciatica, treatment could include physical rehabilitation, chiropractic care, and spinal decompression therapy.
Sometimes referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, a herniated disc refers to a problem with the rubber-like cushions (discs) that separate the vertebrae of the spine. While most patients cannot pinpoint the exact cause of their disc herniation on their own, the condition is most commonly caused by the gradual wear-and-tear associated with aging.
A herniated disc can irritate the surrounding nerves, causing numbness or tingling, weakness, or pain in the associated area. A herniated disc in the center of your lower back can cause pain in your buttocks, while a herniated cervical disc (neck) can cause pain in your shoulders and arms, etc. Treatments for disc herniation may include spinal decompression therapy, spinal adjustments, or massage therapy.
Once the team at Campbell Medical has accurately located the source and severity of your pain, we will carefully create an individualized health plan to help you resume your normal level of activity.
Failed Back Surgery Treatment
An overwhelming number of patients view surgery as their only option to manage the symptoms associated with back pain. This is often because surgeons, physicians, and doctors recommend surgery even when there are still non-surgical treatment options to be exhausted. Unfortunately, many surgical patients continue to experience back pain even after their body has healed from surgery. This condition—recognized as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)—leaves many patients unhappy and discouraged.
Campbell Medical Clinic offers solutions to alleviate chronic pain that is associated with FBSS. If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain in the back or legs, joint instability, muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling, we have the resources you need to begin your recovery to a healthy pain-free life.
Our physical medicine experts will determine a treatment plan best suited for your needs that might include physical therapy, cold laser therapy, simple exercises, and gentle stretching. Call our Houston office today at 832-460-6468 to learn more about Campbell Medical Clinic’s back pain treatment services and to schedule your free consultation with one of our pain specialists.
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