Palm Beach Pain, LLC
Ricardo Leano, MD, MBA
Interventional Pain Management located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Your lower back is responsible for supporting much of your upper body weight and is a common source of pain. Lower back pain can come and go without the need for medical care, but if your pain isn’t improving with time or it’s getting worse, pain management expert Ricardo Leano, MD, at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, can help. To schedule an appointment, call the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, office or use the online booking tool.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What is lower back pain?
Lower back pain is a common problem and affects almost everyone at some point in their life. With at-home care, most people can recover from their lower back pain within a few days or a few weeks.
However, for some people, lower back pain turns into a chronic pain condition that lasts three or more months. The providers at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, are pain management specialists and can design a treatment plan to reduce or eradicate your pain and improve your quality of life.
What causes lower back pain?
Lower back pain can develop from many causes. In most cases, the pain is due to a mechanical issue that affects the structures of your back. The most common causes of lower back pain include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated disc
Other pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, can also cause lower back pain.
What can I expect during an evaluation for lower back pain?
Because the providers at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, wants nothing more than to help you get the relief you need from your lower back pain, they conduct comprehensive examinations to identify the root cause of your discomfort. During your evaluation, they review your symptoms and medical history. They may also talk to you about your lifestyle and health goals to determine the best treatment options.
You can also expect a physical exam focused on your lower back, along with diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI, to further evaluate your lower back and the cause of your pain.
What are the treatments for lower back pain?
Palm Beach Pain, LLC, creates a personalized treatment plan for the management of your lower back pain based on the underlying cause, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health.
Treatment options may include:
- Pain medication
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Anti-seizure medication for nerve pain
- Physical therapy
The pain specialists at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, also offer epidural injections, which can help reduce inflammation and pain. They conduct epidural injections at the office using the fluoroscopic X-ray system. Depending on the severity of your pain and the cause, they may also suggest a peripheral nerve stimulator, which is a device that gets placed under your skin and sends electric signals to your peripheral nerves to alter pain sensations.
You may also benefit from stem cell therapy. This treatment supports your body’s healing process and repairs diseased or damaged tissue, which may resolve your pain altogether.
To learn more about your treatment options for lower back pain, call Palm Beach Pain, LLC, or request an appointment online today.