Back Pain

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

Your back is a complex body part that supports body weight and mobility. Unfortunately, the structure and function of your back also make it a common source of pain. Back pain may be acute or chronic and affect your daily routine. At The Sprintz Center in Shenandoah, Texas, the team of triple board-certified physicians, Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, offers many innovative treatments to alleviate back pain. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

A large percentage of people experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work and visit their doctor. 

The pain you feel may range from a dull aching sensation after spending a long day on your feet to sharp shooting pain every time you move. 

For most people, back pain is an acute condition that lasts a few days or a few weeks. However, acute back pain can turn into chronic back pain, which lasts three or more months.

What are the common causes of back pain?

You may develop back pain from an injury, overuse, or degenerative changes in your spine occurring as you get older. 

The Sprintz Center team treats back pain conditions which include:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Spine facet joint arthritis
  • Chronic pain after back surgery
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Spine fractures
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Tailbone pain

Your risk of developing back pain increases as you get older. Not getting enough exercise or carrying extra body weight may increase your risk of developing back pain. 

What happens during a back pain evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive exam when you come in to see the experts at The Sprintz Center for a back pain evaluation. The physicians take an integrative and holistic approach and work as a team to ensure you get the best possible care.

Your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and completes a thorough physical examination. They may request additional tests, such as imaging studies, to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.

How is back pain treated?

The Sprintz Center team customizes your back pain treatment plan based on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. They aim to design a program that provides long-term pain relief using their non-addictive pain management treatments.

Back pain treatment options at The Sprintz Center include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injections and fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Intrathecal pain pump
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Aqua therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Relaxation training
  • Coping skills

The Sprintz Center team takes a whole-body approach to care, designing plans that not only treat your pain but improve your quality of life.

Find out more about back pain treatment options at The Sprintz Center by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.