Low Back Pain

Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center

Vivekanand (Vic) Manocha, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in Springboro, OH & Vandalia, OH

As many as 80% of American adults experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime, and many live with chronic, daily pain that limits what they can do. At Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center with offices in Vandalia and Springboro, Ohio, Vivekanand (Vic) Manocha, MD, offers long-term solutions to control low back pain. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Manocha provides comprehensive care and the latest treatment options, including stem cell therapy, to treat chronic low back pain. Find out more about your options for relieving low back pain by scheduling an appointment online today.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What causes low back pain?

Pain in your low back is diagnosed as chronic if it lasts at least 12 weeks. Dr. Manocha can diagnose the root cause of your low back pain using on-site testing technologies, like X-rays, and after reviewing the severity of your pain and your medical history.

In many cases, the cause of chronic low back pain relates to conditions like:

  • Muscle strains
  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Inflammation
  • Nerve compression
  • Degenerative disc disease

Sciatica is a common cause of low back pain. This condition develops when a herniated disc or bone spur puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, the large nerve that runs from your low back into your hips and legs. As a result, you can experience a jolting pain that radiates into your buttocks and feet just by the sudden movements of a sneeze or cough.

You may also develop chronic low back pain from spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition that causes your spinal column to grow narrow and press on surrounding spinal nerves.

How is low back pain treated?

Using the latest innovations in pain management, Dr. Manocha offers a variety of treatments to ease low back pain and prevent a worsening of your condition. He may recommend one or more treatments like:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Many people with chronic low back pain also benefit from physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in their back and improve their overall flexibility.

Dr. Manocha also offers the mild® procedure to specifically treat low back pain that relates to spinal stenosis.

How does the mild procedure treat low back pain?

The mild technique is an outpatient procedure that requires only small incisions and specialized surgical tools to remove areas of bone and excess ligaments, widening your spinal column and alleviating pressure on your nerves.

Treatment with mild is very effective and typically takes less than an hour to complete. You need only a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable, and there’s no risk of scarring involved in treatment.

Within a few days of your procedure with mild, you can get back to your usual activities. You can expect to experience a significant decrease in your pain, while the range of motion in your low back continues to improve. The mild procedure offers long-term pain relief and can slow down the progression of spinal stenosis.

To find out which treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment online at Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center today.

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