Please be advised that Centennial Spine and Pain does NOT write prescriptions for an initial consultation. Please also be advised that your treatment plan will be developed by your provider and does NOT guarantee any controlled or Opioid medications will be prescribed as we are focused on interventional medicine treatments and procedures to treat the root cause of the problem WITHOUT the use of Opioid medications
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Occasional back pain can be annoying, but chronic back pain can interrupt your plans and prevent you from performing your daily activities. At Centennial Spine and Pain, our team of interventional pain management experts offer the most advanced long-term solutions for lower back pain. Call to book an appointment today at Centennial Spine and Pain to begin Living Your Best Life.


Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Your spine includes a number of different muscles, nerves, vertebrae, discs, and tendons, all of which work both independently and together to help you move and function.

A problem in any one of these areas can lead to pain throughout your spine and lower body. Some of the most common sources of back pain include:

  • Irritated large nerve roots
  • Irritated smaller spinal nerves
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Back muscle strains
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Ligament damage
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures

Neuropathy (nerve pain) can occur in cases of nerve impingement. For example, back pain that shoots down your leg, called sciatica, is a type of neuropathic pain.

How is back pain diagnosed?

Back pain diagnosis includes a comprehensive exam along with diagnostic imaging like X-ray, CT scan, or MRI.

You may also need a diagnostic procedure. For example, if you have chronic spine pain and it’s likely related to one or more discs, you may need a discogram. In this procedure, injected X-ray dye highlights the discs (if any) causing your issues.

What are the options for back pain treatment?

Spinal Cord Stimulation
A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that sends electrical pulses to your spinal cord to interfere with the path of pain signals as they move into your brain. This prevents you from perceiving pain.

There are many different types of injections to manage pain for as long as a few months at a time. Injections include steroid medication, anesthetics, or both, which reduces inflammation and decreases pain in the specific area where you need it.  Some of the different injections available  include facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, medial branch blocks, selective nerve root blocks, trigger point injections, and transforaminal epidural steroid injections.

Radio Frequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation, or rhizotomy, is a treatment for severe pain in your lower back. In this treatment, radiofrequency waves generate a heat lesion on the particular nerves causing your pain. Radiofrequency ablation essentially disables your painful nerves by disrupting pain signal transmission. This procedure requires a day or two of recovery time and offers near-immediate pain relief.