Each year, at least 50% of working adults suffer from back pain, the leading cause of disability worldwide. But back pain does more than make you miss work; it can also affect your overall quality of life. Jason Song, MD, PhD, founded Palm Tree Interventional Pain Management in St. Cloud, Florida, to provide comprehensive and effective solutions for acute and chronic pain. If you have back pain, Dr. Song can develop a personalized treatment strategy to help you live your life again. Call Palm Tree Interventional Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.
Your back is a complex system of muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones. When you have back pain, it usually affects a specific location: your neck, upper back, lower back, or bottom spine. There are typically specific causes behind the pain in each of these areas.
You typically have pain in your neck, or cervical spine, because of ligaments, tendons, or muscle strains.
Your thoracic spine, or upper back, is prone to joint pain and muscle irritation, especially in your back and shoulders.
Approximately 31 million men and women have pain in their lumbar spine, or lower back. This region is the most common location for back pain and is often do to muscle strain.
The bottom spine, or sacrum, usually develops pain because of damage, injury, or from a related condition, like herniated discs or hip problems.
When you have back pain, your symptoms can vary from muscle aches and a limited range of motion to stabbing, shooting, or radiating pain.
Several factors can trigger back pain, including:
Your chances of having back pain also increase as you grow older, if you’re overweight or pregnant, lead a sedentary lifestyle, or use improper lifting techniques.
Dr. Song performs a comprehensive physical exam, reviews your medical records and history, and discusses your symptoms to diagnose back pain. Based on your consultation, he might recommend additional testing, like nerve conduction studies or X-rays.
After identifying the source of your back pain, Dr. Song takes a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to treating your condition. This often includes a variety of interventional procedures, such as:
Dr. Song also incorporates wellness-based integrative techniques into his treatment plans, like physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and acupuncture.
To find back pain relief, call Palm Tree Interventional Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.