If chronic neck and back pain are slowing you down, you can find nonsurgical solutions at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain. The pain management specialists provide comprehensive care so you can better manage your pain. They use advanced diagnostic technologies to identify the cause of your pain and customize a care plan using nonsurgical treatments to address the underlying cause. Call the office in Newark or Milford, Delaware, to schedule a neck and back pain consultation, or book an appointment online today.
Acute neck and back pain typically lasts less than six weeks and results from overuse of your muscles, stress, and minor soft tissue strains.
When your neck and back pain become chronic, you may experience persistent pain for longer than six months. This type of pain may develop because of:
You may also experience chronic neck and back pain because of osteoporosis, a condition that causes your bones to weaken and become brittle. This can lead to painful compression fractures that interfere with your mobility.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain if your neck and back pain is persistent, and you can’t treat it with over-the-counter medications and rest.
Neck and back pain can feel like a burning, stabbing, or aching sensation. Other symptoms you might experience along with neck and back pain include:
The Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain providers use on-site testing to identify what’s causing your neck and back pain. They perform a physical exam and may request X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests.
Using the results of your testing, the pain management specialists design a treatment plan that focuses on nonsurgical therapies to ease your pain.
Initially, your treatment for neck and back pain may include anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pressure on nerves in your upper or lower spine. If oral medications aren’t working well, you might need steroid injections directly into your spine.
Other treatments for neck and back pain may include:
If your neck or back pain results from severe spinal stenosis or advanced arthritis, you may be a candidate for spinal stimulation. This involves surgical implantation of a stimulator device into your lower back. The device connects to lead wires that deliver electrical energy pulses into your nerve.
The energy disrupts pain signals from traveling to your brain. You can control the stimulator using a remote to send the electrical impulses whenever you feel pain.
If you need help managing chronic neck and back pain, call the Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.