If you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, no matter the cause, we can help. Whatever the reason for your symptoms – if you’re in pain, we can treat it effectively.
We treat pain occurring throughout the body, including in the hips, knees, shoulders, neck, head, back, arms, legs, and more. At Central Florida Spine & Pain, we welcome patients with pain caused by underlying medical conditions, trauma after auto accidents, slips and falls, and sports or workplace injuries, as well as those recovering from surgery or illness.
Find out more about the most common types of pain we diagnose and treat:
Do you suffer from constant, chronic back pain or back pain that comes and goes intermittently and doesn’t get any better with pain medication?
Back pain is an extremely common complaint. At Central Florida Spine & Pain, it’s what drives most new patients to come see interventional pain management physician Dr. Nicholas Giordano. If you are concerned about your back pain, it may be time to make your appointment to see Dr. Giordano. We see patients of all ages at our clinic in Melbourne, Florida and offer a variety of treatment options – and we have just the right one for you.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Most common causes of back pain include:
- Compression fractures
- Failed surgery
- Herniated disc
- Muscle or ligament strain
- Radiculopathy (compression of nerves along the spine)
- Spinal stenosis
Certain telltale symptoms can help shed light on the possible causes of your back pain. For example, arthritis pain tends to worsen after periods of inactivity – which is why your back may hurt more first thing in the morning, just after waking up. Compression fractures are actually a symptom of osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones weaken and become more susceptible to easy breaks. Imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs can confirm a diagnosis.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is an especially common cause of low back pain among older adults. That’s because LSS is an age-related degenerative condition in which the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on nerves in the low back area. This narrowing can occur for a variety of reasons, including worn or bulging spinal discs, a thickening of ligaments, or growth of bone spurs.
Symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include:
- Pain, numbness, tingling, or cramping in the legs when standing or walking
- Inability to walk or stand for very long
- Low back pain
- Pain that radiates to the buttocks and legs
- Pain is relieved when you lean forward or sit down
Intermittent leg pain or weakness while walking is the most common symptom of LSS. It is distinguished from vascular issues with similar symptoms because it occurs as the result of nerve compression – not a blood flow or circulation issue.
No longer is spine surgery your only option. Other treatment options for LSS include epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, and minimally invasive outpatient procedures such as implantable neuromodulators, or the MILD or Vertiflex procedures.
Relieve Your Back Pain Now
Dr. Giordano at Central Florida Spine & Pain is trained and experienced in an array of cutting edge interventional pain management techniques. If you suffer from back pain but want to avoid surgery if possible, you’ve come to the right place. Our treatment options provide long-lasting pain relief without the risks of traditional spine surgery.
Back Pain Treatment in Melbourne, FL
From symptoms and diagnosis to treatment and prevention, learn about conditions that can cause acute and chronic pain, back pain, and post-surgical pain in our interactive patient education center.