Your Search for the Best Back Pain Specialist is Over
If you have back pain, you know how it can affect everything from your mobility, to your mood and energy. You want to find the best treatment for your aching back, and quickly. Can a chiropractor or primary care doctor do the job, or is it time to turn to a back pain specialist? The decision to see a chiropractor, primary care doctor, or back pain specialist comes down to the type of pain you have, and what kinds of treatments you need.
- Chiropractic doctors: integrative medicine practitioners who diagnose and adjust misaligned joints and soft tissues of the body. Chiropractors primarily treat acute low back pain due to misalignment of the vertebral joints of the spine.
- Primary care physicians: osteopathic or allopathic medical doctors. Allopathic physicians treat acute and chronic back pain with pain medication, physical therapy, weight loss, and other back pain remedies. Osteopathic physicians use these same treatments to treat acute and chronic back pain, but also perform adjustments of misaligned joints and soft tissues.
- Pain medicine specialists: medical doctors who specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating all types of pain conditions. They are the experts in pain medicine, and treat pain with medication and specialized procedures to achieve swift and durable results.
If your back pain lasts or recurs for 3 – 6 months or longer, it qualifies as chronic pain, and is best treated by a pain specialist. Whereas acute pain is a short-lived, beneficial pain that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is persistent and harmful. If your pain is severe or significantly affects your life, you can’t afford to delay treatment. Seeing a board certified pain specialist can help you obtain relief from back and neck pain. By scheduling an appointment with a pain specialist, you can begin to treat your back pain immediately, and avoid complications and permanent damage. If you are looking for a premier pain management clinic, that accepts most health insurance plans, check out Pain Treatment Specialists.
Why Visit Pain Treatment Specialists of VIP Medical Group in NY and NJ?
The pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists are Harvard-trained and board-certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine. Pain Treatment Specialists are trained in the most advanced techniques and procedures to help you achieve relief from back pain, lower back pain, and neck pain. Pain Treatment Specialists clinics are located in New York City, and in Clifton, Paramus and Wayne, New Jersey. As the experts in pain medicine, pain specialists are uniquely equipped to deliver immediate, long-lasting results. Our team of skilled physicians includes Dr. George Hanna, Dr. Michael Nguyen, and Dr. Namrata Khimani. Each one of our doctors provides compassionate care, and cutting-edge pain medicine interventions. Visit a Pain Treatment Specialists clinic near you, and find out how to relieve your back pain for good.
Upon arrival at one of our clinics, your back pain doctor will meet you for your scheduled consultation. At this time, he or she will have the opportunity to talk with you about your overall health and your specific pain symptoms. After taking a medical history to get to know you and your pain better, your doctor will perform a physical examination with gentle and attentive bedside manner. He or she may even order some lab tests, diagnostic tests like nerve conduction studies, or imaging studies such as an x-ray or MRI. With this information, your doctor will be able to diagnose your back pain. He or she will then begin working with you on designing a treatment plan to best meet your needs. A wide array of neck, back and lower back pain treatment options are available, including those outlined below that only a pain specialist can offer.
What do Back Pain Doctors do for Back Pain?
Back Pain Treatments:
- Cervical and Lumbar Epidural: Pain physicians administer cervical or lumbаr еріdurаl, a combination of a corticosteroid injection and local anesthetic medication, to treat neck, low back, and leg pain.
- Cervical and Lumbar Facet Injection: Corticosteroid injections delivered by a pain doctor into the facet joints of the spine can reduce pain and swelling of your back and neck.
- SI Joint Injection: Corticosteroid injections are delivered by a pain doctor into the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which connects the sacrum and ilium bones of the pelvis to treat pain and swelling.
- MILD Procedure: MILD, or “Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression,” is a special procedure performed by pain physicians to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). LSS is narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses the spinal cord and nerves of the lower back. With a very small lumbar incision and imaging guidance, small pieces of bone and excess tissue are removed to decrease nerve compression.
- Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation: When other treatments fail to provide lower back pain relief, pain doctors turn to radiofrequency ablation of the lumbar spinal nerves. This treatment involves lumbar spinal nerve block and removal using radiofrequency. It is performed at affected facet joints of the spine.
- Coolief SI Joint Cooled RF: When other treatments fail to treat chronic back pain due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pain doctors turn to radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac nerve. This treatment involves sacroiliac nerve block and removal using radiofrequency. The additional cooling technology of the procedure allows for a more effective treatment.
At the end of your visit, you will meet with a member of our billing department. She will help explain to you your treatment insurance coverage and benefits. Before any treatment is done, you will be given a detailed outline of how much you will owe (if anything). We will work directly with your insurance company to help you get treated as soon as possible. You can rest assured that there will be no surprise bills or hidden costs. Schedule an appointment with one of the best back pain medicine doctors in NY and NJ for management of your back pain today.