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Back Pain

Integrative Pain

Pain Management & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Dallas, TX

An aching back can make even the most mundane task agonizing. If you’re one of the eight in ten Americans who suffer from pain, stiff, or aching back, the Integrative Pain can help with evidence-based comprehensive treatments that provide immediate relief and promote long-term spine health. If you live in Dallas, Plano, or McKinney , Texas, evaluate and treat your back pain at the Integrative Pain by calling or using the convenient online form to book an appointment.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain has myriad causes, even within one individual. This type of pain occurs after a traumatic event or injury, such as falling, suffering a collision, sudden movement, or lifting an object that was too heavy for you.

Other causes of lower back pain and upper back pain include the following:

• Sciatica

• Scoliosis

• Herniated disc

• Osteoporosis

• Spinal stenosis

• Spondylosis

• Degenerative disc disease

Back pain may make your legs feel weak or numb. It can also produce a variety of other symptoms, such as aching, burning, tingling, numbness, or pins and needles.

Patients who are obese or smoke are at higher risk for a spinal injury, lower back pain, or upper back pain. Such problems also correlate with the natural aging process. Other risk factors include:

• A weak back or core muscles

• Diseases, such as arthritis and cancer

• Depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a sharp, shooting pain that originates in the sciatic nerves. It radiates through the lower back or buttocks and down the upper thigh. You usually feel the sensation on the outer part of the thigh.

Herniated (slipped) vertebral discs cause sciatica in 85% of cases. Multiple sclerosis and other conditions can also irritate the sciatic nerve.

How is back pain treated?

If your back pain persists for more than a few days, is severe or sharp, or interferes with your ability to perform your daily tasks and responsibilities, you should seek care.

The Integrative Pain Institute takes a comprehensive, team approach to back pain that incorporates medications, rehabilitation, injections, and weight loss. The goal is to help your body heal itself for long-term relief and well-being.

Does chronic back pain require surgery?

The Integrative Pain Institute uses conservative and minimally invasive means of restoring health, flexibility, and stability to the spine, resolve back pain, and promote long-term well-being. Evidence-based treatments for your back pain or sciatica plan may include the following:

• Spinal blocks

• Sciatic nerve block

• Spinal decompression

• Chiropractic adjustments

• Sacroiliac joint injections

• Epidural steroid injections

Other evidence-based therapies that the Integrative Pain Institute offers include:

• Laser therapy

• Physical therapy

• Massage therapy

• Percussion therapy

• Conventional medicine

• Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

• Stem-cell therapy and other regenerative therapies

To get relief for your back pain, sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, contact the Integrative Pain Institute — your sciatica institute in Dallas, Plano and McKinney, Texas — via phone or the online contact form.

We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.