Living with back pain isn’t really living.
Does your back hurt? You’re not alone. One in six Americans suffers from back pain every day. But when your aching back interferes with daily life, it’s time to take control. This website outlines several causes of back pain—vertebral compression fractures, disc herniation, and degenerative changes in the discs and facet joints, their symptoms, and the tests used to diagnose them. It also gives information about the newest, most effective treatments for back pain, including the latest minimally invasive procedures that bring quick, long-lasting relief.
Most people regard back pain as an unavoidable consequence of aging, but for roughly 700,000 men and women, the pain is caused by vertebral compression fractures. Vertebroplasty and Vertebral Augmentation —both minimally invasive procedures—can quickly and effectively ease their pain.
Nearly 10 million men and women suffer from low back pain caused by a herniated disc. Disc Decompression is a minimally invasive procedure that relieves pain and restores previous levels of activity without open surgery.
A lifetime of walking, standing, lifting, and twisting causes significant back pain for nearly 80% of all adults. For many, the facet joints are often the primary source of their suffering. Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide lasting pain relief.