Persistent back pain is one of the most common reasons people end up at the doctor’s office. If you’re struggling to work or stay active because your back hurts too much, it’s time to explore all your treatment options.
At his offices in Wilmington, Delaware, and Springfield, Pennsylvania, pain management specialist Steven Grossinger, DO, offers nonsurgical back pain treatments to restore your mobility and minimize further complications that can affect your spine.
Getting help for back pain
Many people live with back pain because they want to avoid surgery. However, there are options that can ease your pain and address its underlying cause without invasive procedures or extended downtime.
Schedule an evaluation at one of our offices if you have pain anywhere along your spine or pain that radiates into your hips, legs, arms, or shoulders. This type of pain can be a warning sign of:
- Herniated disc
You might also have persistent back pain from stress fractures that occur because of excess weight or a past spinal injury.
We offer diagnostic testing services on-site to identify the cause of your pain so you can get the treatment you need. Testing also helps us assess the severity of the inflammation in the soft tissues near your spine, which can contribute to stiffness and pain.
Dr. Grossinger offers a range of treatment options, including oral medication, to ease pain. If oral medicine isn’t enough, you may be a candidate for injections.
Injections for back pain
Injections deliver medication directly into the areas of your spine affected by inflammation, nerve damage, or other issues that cause pain. This method ensures you receive the full benefit of the medication because it’s not broken down by your digestive system.
Dr. Grossinger combines anti-inflammatory steroids and anesthetic medication in the injection and uses ultrasound guidance to inject the substances into a precise location in your spine.
Depending on where in the spine your pain is located, you may benefit from:
- Sacroiliac injections
- Lumbar epidural injections
- Lumbar facet joint injections
- Caudal epidural injections
- Thoracic facet joint injections
- Thoracic epidural injections
Once your pain and inflammation subside, we may refer you for physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your spine muscles and lower your risk for future pain.
Regenerative medicine injections
Dr. Grossinger also offers injectable regenerative medicine, which uses substances from your body, including stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes.
Injecting stem cells or PRP into damaged areas of your spine supports the healing of soft tissues or bone so you can heal from the inside out.
Regenerative therapies address the root cause of your back pain so you can enjoy long-lasting results. Regenerative strategies can also help you avoid surgery and other invasive procedures.
To find out if injections might be the solution to your back pain, call the office of Steven Grossinger, DO, nearest you today.