D3 Pain Management
Dan D DuBose, MD
Pain Management Specialist located in Willow Park, TX
Has back pain ever stopped you from participating in the activities you love? If so, you’re not alone. Dan DuBose, MD, and the providers at D3 Pain Management in Willow Park, Texas, know that back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work or visit the doctor. That’s why D3 Pain Management uses minimally invasive interventional treatments to alleviate back pain. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Most people experience some form of back pain during their lives. It can range from a constant dull ache in your lower back to a sharp pain near your shoulder blades. There are many reasons you may feel pain in your back, such as:
The vertebrae in your spine have cushions between them called discs, which help absorb shock. If you experience an injury or spinal degeneration, which often occurs with age, these discs can begin to push through their hard casing, leading to chronic back pain.
Spinal stenosis is a degenerative condition in which your spinal canal begins to narrow. Over time, the spinal canal can begin pressing on your spinal cord or the nerves around it, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your back or legs.
The sciatic nerve is located in your lower back. If there’s any type of pressure or inflammation pressing on this nerve, it can lead to debilitating pain in your back that radiates down the back of your legs.
While muscle strains are common causes of back pain, they typically go away on their own with rest and ice. However, if your muscle strain doesn’t heal properly, you can experience recurring back pain.
Osteoarthritis is typically called the “wear and tear” arthritis because it occurs when the cartilage that cushions your joints begins to degenerate. If osteoarthritis develops in your spine, it can feel like a constant dull ache.
How is back pain treated?
As a practice that specializes in pain management, D3 Pain Management offers a variety of noninvasive and minimally invasive back pain treatments. Some of the most common include:
- Trigger point injections for myofascial pain
- Epidural steroid injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a key therapy in the treatment of back pain. SCS prevents pain signals from reaching your brain. Electrodes are placed in the epidural space. These send mild electrical currents to your spinal cord, which stimulate the nerves around it.
Back pain can be debilitating without treatment. To schedule an appointment with D3 Pain Management, call the office or book a visit online today.