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Back Pain

Colorado Clinic

Chronic Pain & Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Colorado Springs, CO, & Greeley, CO

Damage to your spine from an accident, overuse, or chronic disease are all common causes of back pain. If you’re finding it tough to function in your everyday life because of back pain, Colorado Clinic can help. At the practice’s offices in Colorado Springs, and Greeley, Colorado, you receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatments ranging from conservative options like physical therapy to advanced interventions such as steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. To find out how you can experience relief from back pain, call Colorado Clinic or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What might cause back pain?

Back pain can have several root causes:

Acute injuries

Auto and work accidents, falls, lifting awkward or heavy weights using poor techniques, and sports injuries are common causes of acute back pain. These injuries involve muscle strains and damage to the tendons, ligaments, and discs, resulting in misalignment or fractures of the vertebrae.

Overuse injuries

Repeating specific movements for long periods causes irritation and inflammation in the soft tissues and can result in back pain.

Congenital spine conditions

Some babies are born with spinal abnormalities like scoliosis, which causes the spine to curve left and/or right rather than following a straight vertical line down the back.

Many causes of back pain arise from chronic conditions that often relate to aging and wear-and-tear.

What chronic diseases cause back pain?

Chronic conditions that frequently cause back pain include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis

Other chronic conditions that might cause back pain include rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and spinal tumors. After spinal surgery, you could also have pain from failed back surgery syndrome or post-laminectomy syndrome.

What treatments can help with back pain?

At Colorado Clinic, the focus is on using the least invasive treatments to relieve your back pain. In most cases, they’re able to resolve or manage your back pain without you needing surgery.

Unless your condition requires immediate intervention, your provider is likely to recommend a combination of activity modification (avoiding anything that could make your back pain worse), medication if necessary, like anti-inflammatories to reduce tissue inflammation, and physical therapy.

If your back pain persists despite these treatments, Colorado Clinic offers advanced solutions that include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation  

The best treatment for your condition may vary depending on the cause of your pain. For example, radiofrequency ablation is especially effective for facet joint arthritis and radiculopathy, while vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty treat vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.

Colorado Clinic also offers biologic treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to encourage healing in the spine.

To find the right treatment for your back pain, call Colorado Clinic today, or book an appointment online.