Severe lower back pain can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. Once a person begins to suffer from severe lower back pain, they are virtually a prisoner within their own body. The pain can be so bad at times that some are willing to try anything, including opioid (narcotic) medication, just to make it stop. However, there are better alternatives. The first step is pinpointing the particular problem and that can be accomplished with an accurate neurological assessment and diagnosis. At St. Michaelís Pain and Spine Clinics, patients can find the answers they need concerning lower back pain treatment, upper back pain, neck and back pain and more. Often times, people with severe lower back pain receive advice that either does not alleviate the pain or sometimes makes it worse. We give our patients clear, concise information that helps them make the right choice about which direction to take regarding their back pain treatment. The cause of the pain could come from any number of sources, so we take the time to help the patient understand the pain mechanism and their options and arrive at the right conclusion about their treatment.
We also use therapeutic approaches through interventional pain management that involve minimally invasive techniques that aim at treating pain generators by minute skin puncture, accurately targeting affected diseased or injured body structures that initiate the pain (which in some instances is a better alternative to having open back surgery). Our goal is to help you relieve the suffering from severe lower back pain and assist you in recovering function while trying to avoid surgery whenever possible.
The St. Michaelís Pain and Spine Clinic specializes in finding treatments for severe lower back pain as well as:
Neck and Back pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
We also find treatment programs for other, less painful conditions like cranial neuropathies, complex regional pain syndrome and atypical facial pain.
Dr. Miguel Pappolla, director at the clinics, is an experienced pain management specialist. Dr. Pappolla has board certifications in Pain Medicine, Neurology, Clinical Pathology, Neuropathology and Anatomic Pathology. He also Fellowship trained in (Anesthesia-based) Interventional Pain Management. In addition, Dr. Pappolla has many years of experience in teaching as faculty in the most prestigious medical schools well as researching and caring for patients.
There is no need to live with severe lower back pain that cripples you. Getting on a good treatment program at St. Michaelís Pain and Spine Clinics could be the answer. For more information, call 832-448-0706.