Chronic back pain may prevent you from going to work, spending time with family, and enjoying your favorite activities. At Central Florida Pain Management, we offer treatments for chronic back pain that help residents of Ocala, The Villages and surrounding areas of central Florida.
What is Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain is a persistent type of discomfort that may involve the upper, middle, or lower back. The pain may be caused by issues in the spine, nerves, or muscles. Overuse, injuries, and strain are the most common reasons that people seek chronic back pain management services, and it accounts for the highest number of cases for chronic pain in the United States.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Chronic Back Pain?
- Restores mobility and function
- May prevent further damage to the nerves, muscles, and joints
- Aims to reduce pain barriers to partaking of activities
Am I a Candidate for Treatment of Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain is diagnosed in patients who experience one or more of the following symptoms for three months or longer:
- Stabbing or shooting pain
- Pain that is relieved when lying down or in a reclined position
- Radiating pain that extends into the legs
- Aching muscles
- Pain that is present and increases with certain physical activities, such as lifting, walking, standing, or bending over
How is Chronic Back Pain Treated?
At Central Florida Pain Management, we offer innovative chronic back pain relief options.
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Facet Injections
- Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
- Selective Nerve Blocks
What is Recovery Like After Treatment for Chronic Back Pain?
Recovery from treatment for chronic back pain varies. In many cases, the body needs time to heal and reduce any residual inflammation. Most patients report a significant improvement shortly after treatment, but we may recommend that you limit your activities for some time to ensure that the treatment has completely resolved your symptoms and to monitor for any underlying damage.
What is the Prognosis After Treatment of Chronic Back Pain?
Once the body has time to recover from chronic back pain, prognosis is very good. Patients can return to activities that they were not able to enjoy while suffering from chronic back pain. Strengthening exercises are beneficial to improve the muscles that hold your spine in a proper position and help you use proper body mechanics.
If you are living with chronic back pain, we can help. Central Florida Pain Management specializes in innovative treatments for chronic back pain that have high success rates and excellent prognoses for our patients in Ocala, The Villages, and the neighboring communities in central Florida. To learn more about how we can help with your chronic back pain, contact us to schedule a consultation with Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.