As one of the human body’s largest structures, the back is especially vulnerable to damage and pain. Pain management specialist Sathya Bhandari, MD, understands the toll chronic back pain can take on your livelihood. At Liberty Pain Associates in Flower Mound and Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Bhandari performs minimally invasive back pain treatments to help patients avoid extensive surgery and downtime. Call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
The back is a complex structure with numerous vertebrae, muscles, nerves, and other tissues. Damage to any of these elements can cause chronic back pain. The sooner you seek treatment for back pain, the more likely you are to recover and experience lasting relief.
Dr. Bhandari offers several back pain treatments at Liberty Pain Associates, tailoring your care plan to your unique lifestyle and concerns.
Common causes of back pain include:
Muscle strains are especially common in the lower back. Sitting for long periods, twisting awkwardly, or lifting a heavy object can injure the muscles.
Discs sit in between your spine’s vertebrae. When a disc breaks down, the soft center can push through small cracks in its exterior and irritate nearby nerves.
The facet joints provide flexibility for the spine. If the cartilage that surrounds them deteriorates, arthritis — a condition that causes joint inflammation — can develop.
The sciatic nerve stretches from your lower back through your buttocks and travels down the back of the thigh. Irritation can cause the nerve to inflame, leading to a chronic condition called sciatica.
Failed back surgery syndrome refers to chronic pain that persists after back surgery. Dr. Bhandari can perform a thorough evaluation to uncover the underlying cause of your pain.
She performs comprehensive testing to determine the appropriate care for your back pain.
Dr. Bhandari performs the latest interventional treatments for back pain at Liberty Pain Associates, including:
Radiofrequency ablation heats damaged nerve endings. Dr. Bhandari may also recommend this treatment if you have sacroiliac (SI) joint pain from arthritis.
Spinal fusion surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that joins two vertebrae together to avoid irritating surrounding nerves, muscles, and tissues.
The Minuteman procedure is an advanced spinal fusion system that can relieve pain from lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease (DDD).
The Veriflex Procedure is another minimally invasive form of spinal fusion that uses an implant to reduce pressure from nerves in the lumbar spine.
Dr. Bhandari works with you to determine the best procedure for your lower back pain.
Call Liberty Pain Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about back pain treatments.