At some point in your life, you will experience lower back pain that disrupts a lot of your regular routine. Whether you’ve just woken up from bed, driven a car, or worked slouched at a computer, back pain can greatly affect your lower musculoskeletal system. Although it’s more prominent in middle-aged or elderly people, even younger people can experience lower back pain if their posture is poor. With lower back therapy, however, you won’t be limited by a bad back as you can start feeling more mobile again.
At TRI Physical Therapy (TRI PT) NYC, we’re a professionally trusted rehabilitation facility for chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and other injury treatments. We specialize in working with lower back-related ailments (e.g herniated discs, sciatic nerve infringement, osteochondrosis, etc) and utilize a variety of methods to provide significant pain relief. We have a well-equipped multidisciplinarity office that is used for physiotherapy and postoperative rehabilitation, offering medication, homeopathic treatment, vitamin infusions, and minimally invasive operations with the latest technologies.
As such, we have the technology, treatment methods, and capable staff to help improve your lower back pain symptoms.
What Are the Four Types of Treatments For Lower Back Pain?
There are four main types of treatments used for lower back pain. One method may work better than the other or you may need a combination of them to get the most ideal results. We will work with you to find the right treatment for your lower back pain that works best and adjust/pivot if needed.
Here are the treatment options available to you:
Trigger Point Injections
When you’ve experienced a bruise, sprain, or overload of muscles in the lower back, trigger points may start to appear. These trigger points cause pressure and pain in your lower back muscles, making it difficult for you to move around. They are diagnosed by sensations along your back that produce a twitch response when touched.
Trigger point injections are essentially local sedatives that are injected in specific areas around your back. They cause a numbing effect, with steroids potentially being added to reduce inflammation, pain, or swelling in the lower back. The injections should be applied with antiseptic techniques to keep needles clean and avoid cross-contamination.
Trigger point injections.should only be reserved for patients who have not responded to properly directed physiotherapy or rehabilitation plans after 4 to 6 weeks.
Epidural injection involves injecting steroid anti-inflammatory drugs directly into the sensitive point of the nerve root. More specifically, it is injected into the area of the lower back pain where most pain is felt. It provides significant pain relief in the sciatic neuralgia, sciatica and cervical and thoracic spine.
These injections will allow you to control pain and reduce inflammation around your lower back, improve mobility and function, and improve the recovery process during a rehab plan. It can also reduce nerve pain and inflammation, while giving you a chance to limit oral medication or invasive surgery.
Prolotherapy helps stimulate the biological formation of new cells in the lower back and promote healing. It is a complementary and alternative treatment to help manage lower back pain caused by degenerated or overused ligaments, tendons, and/or joints. A type of natural non-hormonal solution is injected into or around the lower back joint to kickstart the healing process. Within 4-6 weeks afterwards, you can expect to strengthen your back and receive significant pain reduction.
Prolotherapy for back pain usually treats damaged ligaments and joint spaces, so once it is addressed, you may see improvements in your condition.
Radiofrequency denervation (RF Denervation) is a complex, invasive procedure that takes place in two stages. First, an anesthetic is injected into the joint to numb individual spin nerves within the lower back. This is done so that to identify the source of the pain by using nerve blocks. Afterwards, you’ll be placed under constant x-ray control as a thin wire is inserted into the affected lower back area. The needle and nerve are then heated up to produce high-frequency radio waves to address the lower back pain directly and ensure it doesn’t continue.
RF Denervation provides tangible lower back pain relief for patients and has a high efficiency rating. It doesn’t require the use of general anesthesia or large or incisions in the skin. It can also be completed fairly quickly as most patients can go about their day soon after. Moreover, RF Denervation isn’t painful and feels just like any other regular injection. As a result, you’ll have an easy time undergoing this treatment procedure, if it’s right for you.
Contact TRI PT NYC Now To Get Lower Back Pain Relief!
At TRI PT, we utilize a variety of different diagnoses, rehabilitation treatment methods and medication to help you overcome consistent lower back pain. Our medical team will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is customized specifically for you.
Contact TRI PT NYC at (718)-908-2000 to learn how we can provide relief and support for your lower back pain. Work with us now to determine which lower back pain treatment method will provide positive results!