Don’t give up hope or immediately turn to surgery if your back pain persists despite conventional medical therapies. At Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco, S. Justin Badiyan, MD, specializes in minimally invasive interventional treatments that effectively alleviate back pain by targeting the source of the problem. To learn more about individualized care that delivers pain relief and helps get you back to an active life, call the office in Frisco or Lewisville, Texas, or schedule an appointment online today.
Back pain often arises when an acute injury or repetitive movement damages muscles and ligaments. As you get older, however, back pain is more likely to develop from degenerative problems such as:
Spinal stenosis refers to any condition, including those in this list, that narrows the spinal canal and results in compressed nerves.
You may only experience pain ranging from a persistent ache to a sharp pain that occurs during certain movements. But many patients also develop stiffness, limited movement, and symptoms caused by pinched nerves, such as tingling, numbness, and pain along the length of the affected nerve.
Dr. Badiyan at Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco performs a comprehensive evaluation and develops an individualized treatment plan that targets the underlying cause of your back pain. He specializes in many interventional therapies, so these are a few of the options available to relieve your back pain:
Coolief is an innovative device that uses radiofrequency waves to create a small, precise wound on the nerve sending pain signals to your brain. The wound blocks nerve transmission, so your brain doesn’t get the message, and you get relief from your back pain. You feel pain relief in 1-2 weeks, and your results last up to 18 months.
The Vertiflex Superion is a small device that relieves spinal stenosis symptoms by gently decompressing your spine. Dr. Badiyan performs a minimally invasive procedure to implant the device between two vertebrae, where it stabilizes the bones, relieves pressure on pinched nerves, and maintains your normal spinal movement.
The HF10 spinal cord stimulator uses mild electrical pulses to stop pain signals from reaching your brain. You have a trial to be sure the HF10 effectively relieves your back pain. If you choose to keep the device, Dr. Badiyan performs a minimally invasive procedure to implant the generator under your skin.
Facet joints allow movement between vertebrae, while the sacroiliac joints connect your lower spine to each hip bone. When your back pain originates from these joints, an injection containing a local anesthetic and steroid can reduce inflammation and significantly relieve your pain.
Depending on the underlying cause of your back pain, Dr. Badiyan may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or AmnioFix® injections. Both options contain concentrated growth factors that activate healing, attract stem cells, and regulate inflammation.
If you need relief from back pain, call Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco or schedule an appointment online.