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Lumbar Disc

Lumbar Disc

How do I know if my back pain is a disc?

If you have a herniated lumbar disc, you may feel the pain that radiates from your low back area, down one or both legs, and sometimes into your feet (called sciatica). You may feel pain like a severe electric shock whether you stand, walk, or sit.

Back Pain Procedures

Our approach to reducing your back pain

For back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be beneficial. In addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, our highly trained physicians are able to treat back pain using advanced imaging techniques, such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to guide and deliver precise treatment.

Compared to open surgery, patients who undergo interventional pain management procedures to manage back pain experience fewer risks and quicker recovery times. Therefore, patients can return home almost immediately after they receive treatment.

Moreover, interventional pain management can replace the need for opioids and other pain medications that often carry dangerous or uncomfortable side effects.

Lebanese patient with a low back pain

Interventional pain management physicians have a wide array of treatments that they can use, including the following:

Epidural Injections (Steroids or Plasma)

The use of anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the epidural space to relieve pain or diagnose a specific condition.

Facet Joint Injections

Facet joints act as connectors between the bones in your spine. Injections are used to determine if the facet joints are the source of pain. These injections can also provide pain relief.

Foraminal injection Steroids

Foraminal injections are injections of steroid medication into the foramen that help alleviate pain in the lower back, the legs, and the feet.

Caudal Epidural Injection

The injection contains a steroid medication that reduces inflammation and decreases low back pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Injection

A sacroiliac joint injection is primarily used to diagnose or treat low back pain and sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Prolotherapy is an alternative treatment used to treat joint and muscle pain. Prolotherapy injects a solution into a ligament, tendon, or joint to create inflammation and bring blood supply to the area. It promotes new cell growth and tissue healing.

These procedures are done under ultrasound or fluoroscopy. Infiltrations can avoid surgery in 80% of cases.

Let's live pain-free

Is Interventional Pain Management Right for You?

When medical treatment is ineffective in relieving your back pain, you should see an interventional pain therapist like Dr. Myrna Zalaket.

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