Back Pain

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Both acute injuries and degenerative diseases are frequent sources of back pain, but with the right treatment, you can overcome these problems. If you have back pain, All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas, provides a range of conservative and surgical treatments. The team of physical therapists, pain management specialists, and board-certified orthopedic surgeons work together to give you optimal relief from the cause of your back pain. To benefit from their expertise, call or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the causes of back pain?

There are a number of possible reasons why you might have back pain. Injuries to the spinal column, connective tissues, and nerves are frequent causes of acute back pain resulting from traumas such as sports injuries, auto accidents, and falls.

Degenerative conditions are also a leading cause of back pain. These diseases develop more slowly as the effects of aging and wear-and-tear take their toll. Some of the most common include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Vertebral compression fractures

In many cases, the severity of back pain is due to radiculopathy (nerve compression or irritation). There are many nerves branching out from your spinal cord through the vertebrae that can get pinched if changes occur in the tissues.

You might also have a congenital condition or spinal abnormality such as scoliosis that makes your back hurt.

What treatments can help with back pain?

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute provides non-surgical back pain treatments as well as surgical options for severe cases.

Typically, your treatment begins with more conservative approaches. These include rest and activity modification, medication, and manual manipulation, along with a range of physical therapies.

Many patients find relief from their back pain without needing further treatments, but if your pain doesn't improve, you might require additional interventions.

The pain management experts at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute offer various spinal injections containing steroid medication, anesthetic, or both to reduce inflammation and pain. 

They also perform advanced procedures like radiofrequency ablation for the most persistent back pain.

When would I need surgery for my back pain?

Most patients with back pain don’t require surgery, as other treatment options are highly effective. But if you've followed a treatment program for several months with no improvement, you may need to consider surgery.

The orthopedic surgeons at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute specialize in performing cutting-edge minimally invasive procedures, as well as open surgery where necessary. Some of the operations they offer include:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Discectomy and fusion
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Laminectomy
  • Foraminotomy

The type of surgery you require depends on the cause of your back pain.

To benefit from the comprehensive treatment options available at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, call or book an appointment online today.