Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic
Pain Management Physicians & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Stamford, CT
An incredible 80% of adults in the United States experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and 20% of adults who have acute back pain go on to struggle with chronic pain. At Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic, board-certified pain management specialist and anesthesiologist Kin Tsoi, MD, and his team offer the most innovative solutions to combat debilitating back pain. If you want to find relief from back pain, call the office in Stamford, Connecticut, or request an appointment online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What are the leading causes of back pain?
Given all that your back is responsible for — support, mobility, and range of motion — it’s little wonder that the prevalence of back pain is so high. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of disability among Americans.
Leading the charge when it comes to back pain are the following conditions:
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- Muscle strains
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Compression fractures due to osteoporosis
Many other conditions can cause pain in your back, but these represent the main offenders.
How is back pain diagnosed?
In order to best treat your back pain, the team at Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic first evaluates your back pain to determine the exact source of the problem.
Because your spine serves as a conduit for your nervous system, there are highly sensitive nerve roots along your spine that can cause considerable pain when irritated. That pain may be local, or it may radiate out through your upper and lower limbs.
To begin your evaluation, your doctor first reviews your symptoms and then orders advanced imaging for a closer look at your back’s internal structures. Once they identify the problem, they develop an appropriate treatment plan to relieve your back pain.
How is back pain treated?
The answer to this depends upon the cause of your back pain. Dr. Tsoi and the team at Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic offer several effective treatments that don’t simply mask your pain through medications but go straight to the source of your pain. These treatments include:
- Cervical, lumbar, and caudal epidural injections
- Cervical and lumbar facet blocks
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Botox injections
- Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD)
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Trigger point injections
- PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
- Sarapin injections
- Stem cell injections
This list is long by design as the team at Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic prides itself on offering a solution to fit almost every need and goal.
To learn more about the treatments for back pain available at Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic, call the office or book online today.