Solutions for back pain
If you have back or neck pain for more than a few days, it can really impact your life. But you don’t have to live with it. With the right treatment, your pain and disability can become distant memories.
At Allegheny Pain Management, our treatment program uses a combination of therapies to help relieve pain and restore flexibility and movement. Our unique approach to treatment is based on established, evidence-based protocols. Our pain management team provides today’s most effective therapies right here in the heart of Altoona, PA.
What causes back pain?
Back pain can result from a variety of soft-tissue problems in the muscles, ligaments and nerves, as well as in the bones and joints of the spine. Common causes of back pain are lumbar degenerative disc disease, HWP and arthritis.
Spinal discs act as shock absorbers between the spinal vertebrae. If the spongy, gelatin-like center of a spinal disc degenerates and narrows the space between the vertebrae, pain results. It may pinch a nerve leading to leg pain. Epidural steroid injections are helpful for herniated discs. For arthritis, we prefer lumbar facet joint injections and possibly radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
Our team delivers a variety of treatments and therapies to help people with back-related conditions such as:
- Low back pain
- Pinched nerves
- Muscle spasms
- Postural pain
- Stiffness (lost mobility)
- Radiating pain
So if your back pain does not resolve itself within several days, don’t live with the pain or lost function.