Back pain and conditions affecting the spine are some of the most common ailments among individuals across America, and they can be extremely debilitating. In fact, back pain that occurs in the lower, middle, and/or upper areas of the back can make even the simplest activities more challenging. Fortunately, our experienced doctors here at RestorePDX offer an extensive selection of non-surgical treatments designed to relieve back pain and improve conditions affecting the spine.
Spine and back pain can be caused by a variety of issues, including arthritis, injury, problems with nerves and/or muscles, and even just poor posture. With state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, we can help determine the precise cause of back pain and develop a customized treatment plan designed to alleviate discomfort and improve your livelihood.
The information below contains links to more detailed pages on the treatments we offer that can address common causes of spine and back pain. If you would like to schedule a consultation to further explore the available options, please don’t hesitate to contact RestorePDX today.
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Pain occurring in the back and radiating into the lower extremities may be a symptom of lumbar degenerative disc disease. This condition can result from a number of causes, including torsional strain, disc herniation, or others. Possible treatments for lumbar degenerative disc disease include injectable options to encourage healing in the area.
Lumbar Facet Arthritis
Lumbar facet arthritis is a condition which can cause localized lower back pain that may also radiate downward, producing sharp pains in the leg and foot. The degeneration of the facet joints (which are structures that connect the vertebrae) can create debilitating and very painful effects. Cortisone injections and injectable regenerative solutions offer prospective treatment options for many patients.
Lumbar Herniated Disc
A herniated disc is one that, instead of providing a soft cushion for spinal structures, is now in an incorrect position between the vertebrae. Back pain is a major symptom of a lumbar herniated disc, and some types of disc conditions may produce pain that radiates to the lower extremities. Precise injections of cortisone or other regenerative solutions may be an ideal treatment for a lumbar herniated disc.
Lumbar Pinched Nerve / Lumbar Radiculitis
A “pinched” nerve is one that is typically characterized by a nerve experiencing pressure or compression. In the spine, conditions such as a lumbar pinched nerve or “lumbar radiculitis” are often caused by surrounding tissues that are compressing a nerve and creating symptoms such as numbness, decreased sensation, and/or pain that radiates from the back. Injectable therapies may be good solutions for these conditions.
When areas surrounding nerves that exit the spine become narrowed, lumbar stenosis may have occurred. This condition can produce symptoms such as weakness, numbness, or even a tingling sensation in the leg and foot. More severe cases of lumbar stenosis can affect nerves leading to the bowel or bladder, potentially resulting in incontinence. There are injectable therapies that can be effective options for some patients who suffer from lumbar stenosis.
The sciatic nerve travels from the lower part of the back through the hips and buttocks, branching down each of the legs. When any part of the nerve is irritated or compressed, it can cause pain (usually in just one side of the body) that radiates from the lower spine to the buttock all the way down the back side of the leg. This is known as sciatica. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options available for this common condition.
Intercostal neuralgia affects the nerves along each of the ribs in the thoracic area (which is the only part of the spine that connects to the ribcage). The condition can cause sharp and intense pain in the chest, chronic nerve pain, and even painful reactions to any kind of touching of the skin.
An injury, inflammation, or conditions affecting surrounding muscles or cartilage can cause debilitating rib pain. While some individuals who experience rib pain find that the condition heals on its own, others require treatment to address the concern. We offer a number of options for rib pain, including non-invasive PRP injections.
Thoracic Degenerative Disc Disease
Thoracic degenerative disc disease indicates a problem with a disc in the area where the spine connects to the ribs. This condition can cause pain in the upper or middle area of the back, and may even cause bone spurs that compress the spinal cord. Regenerative injections and injectable cortisone solutions may be ideal treatment approaches for thoracic degenerative disc disease.
Thoracic Facet Syndrome
Severe back pain may be a symptom of thoracic facet syndrome. The joints and cartilage in this particular area of the spine can become irritated and degrade over time, potentially wearing away to such a degree that bone-on-bone contact results. Injectable solutions may be good options to effectively alleviate pain from this condition.
Thoracic Herniated Disc
Symptoms of a thoracic herniated disc often include back pain that may even radiate through to the ribs. For these types of conditions that affect the “intervertebral discs,” injectable solutions may provide an effective remedy.
The thoracic spine is the area of the spine which connects to the ribcage. There are a variety of causes associated with thoracic pain, which can be particularly severe in the middle to upper region of the back.
Compression of the nerves in the thoracic region of the spinal canal may lead to thoracic stenosis. This condition can be caused by a number of issues; however, osteoarthritis appears to be the most common. Injectable therapies may serve as an ideal treatment approach for the chest numbness and tingling sensations that often accompany thoracic stenosis.