Back Pain

Steven Grossinger, DO

Pain Management Physician & Neurologist located in Wilmington, DE & Springfield, PA

Each year, 50% of working Americans experience back pain. Dr. Steven Grossinger offers various approaches for reducing discomfort and providing lasting pain relief at his offices in Wilmington, Delaware, and the Philadelphia area. As a skilled Pain Management physician, Dr. Grossinger offers the best chronic pain treatment approaches. He can help you resolve your back pain without surgery or addictive medication. He may consider providing unique Regenerative therapies that can help heal damaged tissues without harmful side effects. To learn more, call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or request an appointment online.

Back Pain Q & A

What symptoms are linked to back pain?

Back pain can be dull, aching, sharp, or stabbing. Your pain may be located in your upper back, near your shoulders, midback, or lumbar area. There may be spread to your buttocks, hips or into your legs. 

People who struggle with back pain often have trouble standing or walking. Sitting can be uncomfortable, especially if your job requires you to remain in a seated position for extended periods. Over time, back pain may affect your ability to perform household activities, enjoy time with your family, play sports, exercise, or tolerate work.

During your consultation, Dr. Grossinger accumulates and analyzes information including your symptoms, diet, job, sleep, stresses, medical history, prior injury, and lifestyle. Dr. Grossinger uses this information to determine what's causing your pain.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can result from traumatic injury, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries

Your pain could also be a symptom of chronic conditions, like:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Undiagnosed medical disorder or deficiency

These conditions may occur in people at various stages of life, from late teenage to beyond retirement. Various types of trauma or unsuccessful back surgery can contribute to persistent back pain in patients of all ages.

If you're not sure what's causing your pain, Dr. Grossinger can help. He uses his extensive training and experience along with state-of-the-art testing to clarify the source of your pain. Your test results can reveal problems with your muscles, nerves, bones, and spine.

Dr. Grossinger’s extensive training and experience help him to detect if you have an underlying medical condition as the cause of your pain.

After Dr. Grossinger identifies the source of your pain, he develops a treatment plan. His recommendations are customized to meet your unique health needs.

How is back pain treated?

Conservative treatment can resolve back pain without surgery or narcotics. Dr. Steven Grossinger provides several treatment options to reduce inflammation and pain.

Available treatments include:

  • Lumbar epidural injections
  • Lumbar facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Caudal epidural injection 
  • Thoracic epidural injection
  • Thoracic facet joint injection
  • Trigger point injections

Dr. Grossinger considers various other therapeutic options to relieve your symptoms. Appropriate physical activity can promote healing and improve your mobility. 

If you need additional care, Dr. Grossinger also offers cutting-edge Regenerative treatments. He may suggest the administration of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or Stem Cell Therapy.

Studies show how these treatment options can stimulate healing by rejuvenating damaged tissue. Regenerative medicine can resolve stubborn back pain, even if other treatments have failed.

Is surgery my only option?

Surgery isn't right for everyone, and back surgery may fail to provide relief. Dr. Grossinger helps his patients explore their options for nonsurgical care. At his practice, you receive ongoing support and lasting results. 

Let Dr. Grossinger help you find relief from stubborn back pain. Think of Dr. Steven Grossinger as your best back pain treatment option. He will help you find relief from stubborn back pain. Call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or request an appointment online.