Nonsurgical Back Pain Treatment Provided in Nashville, TN
If chronic back pain is preventing you from living life to the fullest, visit the Spine Center at Precision Pain Care. We specialize in relieving pain using non-invasive and minimally invasive therapies for residents of Nashville, Tennessee with a wide variety of spinal conditions. Founded and led by Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst – a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician – our practice is focused on improving the wellbeing and quality of life of our patients, who we feel deserve the very best.
The spine and the surrounding muscles support the weight of the body and facilitate motion, so experiencing occasional backaches and soreness is quite normal. This is especially true for individuals over 50 years old, since the spine naturally weakens with age. However, if back pain persists for more than a few days or inhibits your ability to function as usual, it is important to consult with a physician. If spinal pain is left untreated, it may worsen and even lead to nerve damage.
Back pain varies according to its underlying cause as well as the lifestyle and overall health of the patient. It may manifest as a dull ache, a sharp pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation. A spinal condition may also be to blame for pain in a seemingly unrelated part of the body. Some of the most common reasons for persistent back discomfort include:
- A traumatic spinal injury
- A torn, herniated, or ruptured intervertebral disc
- Spinal osteoarthritis
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra)
No matter which of these conditions may be at the root of your back pain, Dr. Hilgenhurst and the team of experts at Precision Pain Care in Nashville, TN, will provide compassionate, personalized care to help you effectively manage your discomfort and return to the activities you love. We take a conservative approach to back pain treatment that focuses on avoiding extensive surgery and the use of strong narcotics.
At our practice, we utilize the latest advances in spinal care, such as fluoroscopic guidance that provides enhanced visualization of the spine, to streamline the treatment process. Some of our minimally invasive therapies for back pain include:
- Facet joint injections
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Transforaminal epidural injections
- Nerve block procedures such as medial branch blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, and stellate ganglion blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Radiofrequency neurotomy
If you would like additional information about our innovative back pain treatments and what makes our approach to spinal care unique, contact Precision Pain Care in Nashville, TN, today.