Neck and back pain afflicts most of us at one or more times in our lives, and it can truly disrupt everything from our work to our sleep. The pain may be due to things like muscle strain, disc problems, or arthritis.
A back doctor who specializes in interventional pain management can determine the root cause of your neck and back pain, and provide non-addictive treatment that works for you. Effective treatments are continually being developed for musculoskeletal pain relief.
Let’s talk about some of the most popular and most effective treatments for neck and back pain, and where you can go here in the Melbourne area for long-lasting pain relief.
Interventional Pain Treatments
Interventional pain management focuses on subduing the nerves that are sending pain signals to your brain. Some of the most effective interventional pain management procedures include injections containing a steroid and an anesthetic, and this injection is administered by your back doctor (or another physician) directly into the area of the affected nerve. Results are both immediate and long-lasting.
Facet joint injections can help relieve cervical (neck) pain and back pain by addressing nerves that are in the “facet” area, between two adjacent vertebrae anywhere in the spine. Each place where two vertebrae meet is actually a joint.
Nerve blocks are injection treatments that block the pain signals – via a numbing agent – which are emanating from a specific nerve or nerves. A nerve block is sometimes used for diagnostic purposes, to find out which nerve the pain signals are originating from, but it is most often used to mitigate and stop the pain.
Trigger-point injections are performed by your back doctor to help relieve neck and back pain that is caused by muscle tightness. These knots that have formed in a muscle are called trigger points, and they cause referred pain – or pain that travels to other parts of the body.
Experienced Back Doctor in Melbourne, FL
There are many different types of treatments for neck and back pain, but a back doctor specifically knows how to target the source of your pain and to treat it successfully. These physicians are highly skilled at identifying the point of pain from the nerves, including in the spinal cord, and at delivering treatment that lasts for weeks or months at a time.
If you’re looking for a neck and back pain doctor in Melbourne, Florida, look no further than Dr. Nicholas Giordano. Dr. Giordano is a board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician who practices medicine here at Central Florida Spine & Pain, and he offers a wide range of neck pain treatments and solutions for pain throughout the body.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Giordano, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (321) 802-5021 or by filling out our easy-to-use appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you enjoy a more pain-free lifestyle!