Specialists in Back & Spine Conditions in Houston
About 1 in 4 Americans has experienced low back pain within the past 3 months, making it one of the most common types of pain. It ranges from a dull ache to intense chronic pain that doesn't stop. It can come in short bursts where it then subsides, or it can start slowly and last for weeks. The general rule is that if you have a persistent problem that does not resolve in 1 month, then it is best to see a doctor. If you have pain that lasts longer than 3 months, it is generally considered chronic pain.
The first thing with back pain is to take it easy. Slow down your routine and give your back some rest. If the pain does not go away then it is a good idea to go see your primary care doctor for further recommendations. One of those recommendations may be that you need to see a pain management specialist or an interventional pain management specialist.
At Advocate Pain Management Center, our team of Back Pain Specialists and Spine Specialists pride themselves in tailoring a unique individualized approach to diagnosing and treating back pain. There are many reasons why you could be experiencing pain in your back.
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Solutions for Eliminating Chronic Back & Spine Pain
Our doctors have a multidisciplinary approach to identify pain at the source. The first consult begins with a thorough evaluation and review of your medical history. During the consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your case in detail. The doctor will develop a customized treatment plan that might involve medication management, physical therapy, imaging studies, activity modification and interventional procedures for back pain relief. Our goal is to improve your activity level, quality of life and control or reduce pain.
The doctors at APMC are specialists in non-surgical interventional treatment of the spine and back. These minimally invasive procedures can alleviate discomfort associated with many conditions. The objective of interventional pain procedures is to identify the source of a patient's pain and to direct treatment specifically to that source. Options are specifically tailored to each patient and all procedures are done on an outpatient basis.