The spine is the body’s central source of support. Made up of a series of 12 bones called vertebrae, the spine attaches the various components of the skeleton, including the head, shoulders, arms, chest, pelvis, and legs. Discs, tendons, and ligaments give the spine flexibility so that your body has a wide range of motion. 


The Effects of Spinal Pain


Spinal pain can be crippling, causing pain from the neck to the lower back. Since the spine is central to the body, spinal pain can have serious ramifications on your ability to move comfortably and partake in your regular activities. 

Pain can occur at various points along the spine. Usually, spinal pain occurs in the neck and lower back, rather than the upper and middle back. This is because the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) vertebrae are far more mobile than the thoracic (middle and upper) vertebrae. 


Causes of Spinal Pain


Spinal pain can stem from a variety of injuries and conditions. We’ll pinpoint the cause of your spinal pain so that we can recommend the most effective treatments for your needs. 


Common causes of spinal pain include:


  • Osteoarthritis in the facet joints

  • Lumbar muscle sprains and strains

  • Herniated disc

  • A fractured vertebrae

  • Inflamed spinal nerves 

  • Poor posture

  • A sedentary lifestyle


Integrative Medicine for Spinal Pain


We offer integrative treatment plans for spinal pain. By working with our patients and learning about their habits, we can help make adjustments for improved spinal health. A combination of interventional and alternative treatment methods can also work to provide lasting relief from spinal pain. 


Interventional Treatments 


Interventional treatments can successfully provide relief from spinal pain. The following outpatient procedures for spinal pain are minimally-invasive and performed according to the latest techniques and guidelines: 


  • Spinal cord stimulator trials and implants 

  • Trigger point injections

  • Facet joint injections

  • Radiofrequency ablation

  • Caudal epidural steroid injection 

  • Cervical epidural steroid injection

  • Cervical facet neurotomy

  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

  • Peripheral nerve blocks

  • Regenerative medicine injections

  • Sacroiliac joint injections and ablation

  • Thoracic epidural injections


Complementary Treatments


We can help you achieve spinal pain relief with healthy habits and lifestyle changes. As part of a well-balanced treatment plan, these strategies can promote long-term relief:


  • Acupuncture

  • Massage therapy

  • Biofeedback

  • Stretching and exercise

  • Nutrition and wellness coaching

  • Physical therapy

  • Physical modalities such as yoga and Qi-Gong

  • Mindfulness meditation


To start on the path to spinal pain relief, contact us today.