Merrillville Back Pain Doctor

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that patients complain of and is a condition that can be burdensome, disabling, and excruciating to live with. Chronic back pain can severely impair one’s quality of life, prohibiting an individual from engaging in certain work and recreation activities, as well as self-care in the most severe cases. 

At Pain Control Associates, LLC, our Merrillville back pain doctors understand that you need pain relief, and fast. For the personalized and effective treatment that you deserve, call our office today.

Why Am I Suffering from Back Pain?

Back pain can affect people of all ages, genders, and lifestyles; however, those who are older, sedentary, suffer from certain diseases (like arthritis), and those who smoke may be at a greater risk of back pain. Additionally, having certain psychological conditions, such as depression, can also increase the risk of back pain, as can lifting heavy things – especially if lifting with improper form. 

The above risk factors can put a person at a greater risk of back pain caused by a variety of conditions, including:

  • Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle and ligament strains;
  • Bulging and ruptured discs; 
  • Osteoporosis; and
  • Arthritis 

Scoliosis can also lead to back pain in certain cases.

Treating Back Pain in Merrillville

We know how limiting and disrupting constant back pain can be, and our Merrillville back pain doctors want to make sure you get the help you need. We’ll work with you to learn your symptoms, identify the precise cause of your back pain, and develop a treatment strategy that is customized to you. Treatment for back pain might include:

  • Lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, quitting smoking, and starting to exercise;
  • Use of over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers;
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs or muscle relaxants;
  • Physical therapy;
  • Injections and nerve blocks; and
  • Surgery if other treatment options are ineffective.

In some cases, we may also recommend that you consider alternative therapy options, which can be very effective in some cases. Types of alternative therapy options that patients may consider include massage, acupuncture, and yoga. In some cases, mental health therapy and meditation can also help to alleviate pain, particularly when pain is associated with a mental health condition such as depression. The treatment options that we recommend will result from the details of your condition, what we believe will be most effective, and your preferences for treatment. 

Choose Our Merrillville Back Pain Doctors Today

Our Merrillville back pain doctors know what you’re going through. We also know how frustrating it can be to seek back pain treatment options that aren’t effective. If you have tried everything and nothing has helped, we encourage you to meet with our doctors today. We specialize in pain therapy and management and have experience working with patients suffering from serious back pain resulting from a variety of conditions. To learn more about our Merrillville back pain doctors and our back pain treatment and therapy options, please send our team a message telling us more about your pain, or call our office directly at your convenience. 

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Services

Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain

Headaches

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

EMG/NCV

  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
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