Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes Relief Can Only Be Found in Professionally Administered Lower Back Pain Treatment

Sometimes the root of lower back pain is something very common that is easily treated. For instance, overexertion can lead to muscle pain in the lower back and is easily treatable with at home care like taking over the counter pain medications and using icing and heat therapy. These solutions will usually work for common aches and pains, but when pain persists, it's time to call on our experts for lower back pain treatment.

Severe back pain is something that needs to be addressed immediately.  Without getting an expert opinion, it's nearly impossible to find the cause of the problem and a proper path to relief. There are many problems that could be at the root of the pain including herniated disks, ruptured disks and torn disks. The discomfort and pain could also be the result of muscle strains and muscle problems. Once the problem is discovered, our pain specialists can start you on the path to comfort.

Lower back pain is not something that can only be felt during certain movements. Whether you are sitting, bending, turning or sleeping, back pain can make enjoying your daily life nearly impossible. Without the proper attention, problems in the back can only grow worse and more medically severe. Contact our experts today and find out what lower back pain treatment is right for you.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What Does a Pain Management Doctor in New York Do?

Many New Yorkers suffer from chronic pain conditions. These conditions can make life unbearable if left untreated. They can keep one from living his or her life fully, and they can keep one from being active in their own lives. When pain becomes this severe, one should begin pain management. One may want to consider finding a pain management doctor in New York who can help. New York Pain Care is such a provider.

We understand that pain should not be a part of life. We understand that the first part of treating pain is pinpointing its origin. When it comes to chronic pain, this pain can originate at many areas of the body, including the base of the skull, the spine, and the shoulders. This pain can cause several conditions, such as migraine headaches, cluster headaches, back pain, leg pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and more.

The specialists who work at New York Pain Care are trained in three key areas of pain management. These areas are neurology, psychology and physical therapy. They can use a variety of methods to help their patients treat their pain once they originate the cause of the pain. This can include traditional pain medication, psychological counseling, injection therapy, joint fluid replacement, muscle energy techniques, postural training, strengthening training and cold laser therapy. If therapy and medication do not work to relieve one’s pain, the pain management doctor in New York can also perform additional treatments. These treatments include a variety of surgical treatments to repair any damage to the body, such as joint or other surgical repairs, that may help reduce or stop one’ s pain permanently.

Most insurance plans are welcome at New York Pain Care. We are open at a variety of times to meet their clients’ schedules. Contact us today to learn more.

Friday, June 15, 2012

When Do You Need Herniated Disk Treatment?

Back pain can be one of the most painful and debilitating conditions experienced. One such condition is a herniated disc.

The bones of your spine, also referred to as vertebrae, are cushioned and separated by spongy discs that act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility for the spine as long as the discs are healthy. The discs can become damaged by breaking or bulging. The lumbar region, lower back area of the spine, is most affected. Of course, a herniated disc may also affect other regions of the spine and neck.

There are many causes of a herniated disc. As you age, the discs aren't as flexible anymore. A herniated disc in this case is the result of wear and tear. Injuries to your spine may result in the cracking or breaking of the discs that may lead to bulging.

Exactly what are the symptoms of a herniated disc? Herniated discs that affect the nerves can cause numbness and pain. The location of the nerve will dictate the area of pain. For example, if the herniated disc is located in the lower back area the pain may travel past the buttocks into the leg by way of the sciatic nerve.

There are many herniated disc treatment options. Treatment options may include medications, surgery or physical therapy. Physical therapy is an effective treatment option and is non-surgical. The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and reestablish range of motion. Other non-surgical options are joint injections of the hip and shoulder or other areas that may be affected. The treatment of a herniated disc varies depending on the severity of the individual's case. A herniated disc may heal on its own in some cases. 

Home treatments, such as rest, proper exercise and hot and cold compresses, may be helpful. Medications for pain relief, such as acetaminophen and NSAID drugs, may prove helpful as well.

However, in some cases, surgery may be the only option that provides relief. Vertebroplasty, a minimally invasive procedure is one option that may be used to repair and alleviate pain from a damaged disc. Vertebroplasty stabilizes the spine, which helps prevent further pain and damage.

The New York Pain Care Center can help diagnose your condition and offer herniated disk treatment

Call us at 212-604-1300 or request more information by clicking here. At New York Pain Care our goal is to get you started on a personalized treatment plan to find relief!