Lower Back Pain

Pain Management of Long Island

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Medford, NY

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the top reasons men and women miss work. With his extensive background in anesthesiology and long-lasting pain relief, Mehran Golpariani, MD offers the latest in lower back pain treatments. Schedule a lower back pain evaluation at Pain Management of Long Island in Medford, New York either through the online scheduling system or by calling the clinic.

Lower Back Pain
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Pain Management of Long Island

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can stem from numerous issues. In some cases, this pain is just a natural part of aging after years of wear-and-tear on your vertebrae. Lower back pain issues can also come from:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs or arthritis
  • Trauma, such as a car accident
  • Nerve compression, such as sciatica
  • Herniated, slipped, or ruptured discs

 

Sometimes the lower back pain comes from a developmental issue you’ve had your entire life.

Because back pain can worsen if you don’t address the cause, you can expect to undergo imaging testing, such as X-rays, or a CT scan or MRI, to receive a thorough diagnosis.

No matter what’s causing your pain, getting started on a pain-relieving treatment plan before your condition progresses is critical.

How is lower back pain treated?

Treating lower back pain depends on what’s causing your condition and the severity of your symptoms. Dr. Golpariani takes time to conduct a thorough evaluation; then, he customizes your treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle.

If you suffer from lower back pain, you may benefit from:

  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks

 

To ensure your treatment is effective, Dr. Golpariani uses ultrasound imaging to guide injections directly to the source of the pain. It’s common to require a combination of treatment options to enjoy optimal relief in the shortest time frame possible.

Are lower back pain treatments painful?

Pain or discomfort from epidural injection or nerve block treatments is a common concern. As a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain treatment practitioner, Dr. Golpariani listens to your concerns and makes your experience as comfortable as possible.

He knows precisely where to inject to minimize your discomfort. He also uses a lidocaine injection or topical numbing solution, so you shouldn’t feel more than minor pinching or burning. Any minor discomfort you do experience lasts only a few seconds.

Start your lower back pain treatment right away by scheduling an evaluation at Pain Management of Long Island. Make an appointment for you or a family member either online or over the phone.

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