Acute and chronic back pain can be caused by serious and debilitating conditions that will affect your daily activities, your relationships with your loved ones, and your quality of life. It is important to know that you don’t have to let these conditions affect you. If you are suffering from persistent back pain and are currently searching for a ‘back doctor near me in Paramus
’, chances are you are worried that your treatment might be invasive or have long-term side effects. While it is true that chronic back pain can require surgery, our Harvard-trained back doctors have an excellent track record for treating serious cases of pain with minimally-invasive pain management methods.
Non-surgical and non-opiate pain management treatments are a very popular choice among patients and back doctors alike. These effective treatments have many notable benefits: no stitches, less recovery time, minimal pain during and after the intervention, reduced risk of infection, no scarring, less soft tissue damage, etc. For most patients, a minimally-invasive procedure will consist of injections using small needles and will provide long-lasting pain relief.
If you are currently suffering from persistent back pain that doesn’t go away with rest or home remedies, you will be pleased to learn that Dr. Laura Lombardi, Dr. George Hanna, and Dr. Shane Volney, our board-certified pain treatment specialists provide a wide range of non-surgical back treatments such as Epidural Steroid Injections, COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment, Lumbar Facet Injections, SI Joint Injections, and more.
Read on to learn more about the most effective pain management treatments that you can get if you schedule an appointment at our Paramus, NJ Pain Clinic.
What Is COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation?
COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally-invasive back pain treatment offered by our Paramus back doctors. The COLIEF treatment is also known as cooled radiofrequency ablation or cooled neurotomy and it relieves back pain by deactivating the nerves that are triggering the pain. If you suffer from chronic back pain and you opt for COOLIEF, you can get relief for 24 months or more. A lot of patients who choose this treatment have stopped using pain medicines and have noticed an improvement in their physical function.
Often compared to steroid injections, COOLIEF is a non-surgical procedure, which means that it is performed on an outpatient basis. But the great thing about COOLIEF is that it works on 95% of patients, so chances are you’ll get amazing results as well.
It is worth mentioning that COOLIEF does not involve any incisions and there is no risk of addiction with this type of treatment. Other benefits of COOLIEF include improved mobility, long-lasting pain relief, quick recovery time, no overnight hospital stay, and no opioid recovery medication. If you are interested in this procedure and want to find out if it is a good fit for you, schedule an appointment with one of our Paramus back doctors.
What Are Lumbar Facet Injections?
Lumbar Facet Injections are minimally-invasive procedures that consist of getting numbing medicine (a local anesthetic) injected into your bony joints. Located in your lower back, on both sides of your spine, these joints can trigger mechanical low back pain. If you suffer from mechanical back pain or chronic back pain that’s caused by arthritic changes in the facet joints, you should consider getting this non-surgical treatment.
Depending on the number of affected joints, you might have to get multiple injections. It is important to mention that Lumbar Facet Injections cannot be performed on patients who suffer from very high blood pressure, have an active infection, the flu, fever, or a common cold. To get an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment, describe your symptoms as accurately as possible and let your back doctor know what medication you are on.
What Is a Lumbar Epidural?
Lumbar Epidurals, also known as Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) are another type of interventional pain management treatment that is non-surgical and effective. Lumbar Epidurals are steroid injections meant to reduce inflammation and pain. Our Harvard-trained back pain specialists commonly use Lumbar Epidurals to treat patients who suffer from low back pain and leg pain.
It is important to mention that Lumbar Epidurals are generally considered a temporary solution, which means that they are extremely beneficial for patients who suffer from an acute episode of back and/or leg pain. When back pain is recurrent, your back pain specialist might recommend several such injections in a one-year period.
This minimally-invasive treatment is very effective, especially when combined with a comprehensive rehabilitation program. If your chronic pain is caused by incorrect posture and an unhealthy lifestyle, our Paramus, NJ back doctors will also recommend a healthy diet, physical therapy, etc.
There are many types of minimally-invasive treatments that our board-certified back doctors can recommend. At Pain Treatment Specialists, we don’t just treat your symptoms, we offer advice, we analyze your medical history, and we take your needs and preferences into account before we recommend the perfect therapy for you. Our Harvard-trained specialists will first offer a correct diagnostic, and then they will make a thorough assessment of your condition by taking into consideration a lot of factors such as your posture, your daily habits, nutrition, your lifestyle, your age, and your hormone levels. This comprehensive approach allows us to create customized treatment plans that are guaranteed to fit your needs and to have long-lasting effects.
Dr. George Hannah, Dr. Shane Volney, and Dr. Laura Lombardi of Pain Treatment Specialists will do everything they can do help you avoid surgery and narcotics. Their main goal is to relieve your acute or chronic back pain once and for all. Come meet our friendly staff and our Harvard-trained back doctors in our Paramus, New Jersey Pain Clinic, just off NJ-17, near the Paramus Park Mall and we will help you get rid of that debilitating back pain once and for all.