Back Pain – Information for Patients throughout the Nashville, TN, Area
The spine is a very complex structure that carries the weight of the body and facilitates motion. As we age, the spine begins to degenerate, slowly losing flexibility and strength. So, it comes as no surprise that 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
What to Do When You Have Back Pain
Not all back pain requires medical attention. Sometimes, a little stretching and at-home remedies like heat/ice therapy and periodic rest can be helpful in relieving mild cases of discomfort. However, be sure to visit a physician if:
- Your pain persists for more than two weeks despite at-home care
- Your pain is severe in nature
- You experience muscle weakness
- You experience numbness or tingling sensations in an arm or leg
Back Pain Treatment at Precision Pain Care
As with most conditions, the sooner a spinal problem is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. The Spine Center at Precision Pain Care takes a personalized approach to chronic back pain that focuses on addressing its underlying cause and treating the specific nerve that is causing the pain. Board-certified pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst offers the latest advances in interventional pain relief techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, and other therapies.
Check out our educational library to learn more about common treatments for back pain. If you would like to learn more about the advanced, minimally invasive spinal procedures that are performed at Precision Pain Care, contact our friendly staff today. We serve adults at our locations in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Smyrna, TN, and accept most major forms of insurance.