Back pain is a very common complaint that affects nearly 80% of people at some point during their lifetime. While back pain most often resolves on its own, if your back pain is keeping you from your daily activities or affecting your quality of life and your pain doesn’t subside on its own, board-certified Anuj Gupta, MD, and his experienced pain management team offer solutions at Advanced Pain Management in Vista, California. They use injections, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), radiofrequency neurotomy, and minimally invasive procedures to reduce discomfort and restore your quality of life.
Back pain is a feeling of discomfort in any area of your back. Back pain refers to any discomfort you experience in your back, whether it’s a dull ache or a sudden, sharp sensation. In most cases, back pain resolves on its own with home care, but for some people, back pain can linger and significantly impact their quality of life.
If your back pain isn’t responding to treatment at home or is a chronic problem, Advanced Pain Management can help create an individualized treatment plan to relieve your pain and address any underlying problems.
You may have developed back pain from any number of causes, ranging from a car accident, sports injury to a chronic health condition. In most cases, back pain is a mechanical issue that affects one of the components in your back, such as your muscles, bones, ligaments, or joints. Common causes of back pain include:
Sometimes back pain may be due to a medical issue, such as a kidney stone or an infection, which is why it’s important to have the team at Advanced Pain Management take a look, especially if the pain doesn’t resolve on its own.
Your personalized back pain treatment plan is based on the severity of the pain, its cause, and your preferences. Treatment for your back pain is individualized based on the underlying cause, your symptoms, and your overall health. Dr. Gupta might recommend one or more of the following back pain solutions:
Your provider may suggest interventional orthopedics as a treatment option to help you get relief from your back pain. This treatment includes stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which stimulates your body’s natural healing process and may be used to resolve back pain caused by an injury or diseased tissue.
For vertebral fractures that don’t respond well to conservative measures, the team may suggest kyphoplasty, which is a minimally invasive procedure that helps restore the shape of your vertebrae to relieve pain.