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Back Pain

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Legacy Office Park, Norman, OK

Back Pain

Just about everybody experiences back pain at some point in their life. While back pain usually resolves in a few weeks for most people, if your pain is sticking around and keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, it could be time for you to schedule an appointment to see James Stephens, DO, and the team at Interventional Pain Center, in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Stephens is a highly-skilled at performing minimally invasive surgery and is a national leader in SI fusion, kyphoplasty, and Vertiflex procedures. Call Interventional Pain Center or book an appointment using the online booking feature today.

Back Pain Q & A

Why do I have back pain?

Your back pain could have any number of causes. Back pain that comes on suddenly and lasts for only a few weeks is usually caused by a fall or injury. But back pain can sometimes develop without any obvious cause.

Noninjury causes of back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Skeletal irregularities

Repeated movements or chronic heavy lifting can lead to muscle or ligament strain in your back that can cause you to experience back pain.

Common medical conditions treated at Interventional Pain Center that cause back pain include:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Lumbar degenerative disc disease

If you’re unsure what’s causing your back pain, the team can run diagnostic tests to help identify the cause so he can provide the most effective treatment.

When should I see a doctor for my back pain?

For many people, back pain resolves on its own with home remedies. However, if your back pain is severe and makes it difficult for you to go to work or spend time with friends or family, Dr. Stephens can help.

You should come into Interventional Pain Center if:

  • You have severe pain that doesn’t get better with rest
  • The pain goes down your legs past your knees
  • You’re experiencing tingling, numbness, or weakness in your lower extremities
  • You’re losing weight without a known explanation

If you can accurately describe your accompanying symptoms, it can help Dr. Stephens rule out any other underlying conditions that may be responsible for your back pain.

What treatments are available to reduce my back pain?

Dr. Stephens and the team at Interventional Pain Center want nothing more than to help you get your life back. They work one-on-one with you to develop the most effective treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your pain.

Treatments include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • The Vertiflex™ Procedure
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Minimally invasive surgery

No single treatment works for all causes of back pain, and Dr. Stephens works closely with you to find the best treatment to relieve your discomfort.

For management and relief of your back pain, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule a consultation online today.