Back Pain Specialist

International Spine, Pain & Performance Center

Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine located in Washington, DC & Arlington, VA

Back pain is a very common complaint that affects nearly 80% of American adults at some point during their lifetime. While back pain most often resolves on its own, if your back pain is keeping you from your daily activities or affecting your quality of life, you may want to schedule an appointment with the pain care experts at International Spine Pain & Performance Center, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia. Call ISPP Center or schedule an appointment online today for effective diagnosis and treatment.

Back Pain

What is back pain?

Back pain refers to any discomfort you experience in your back, whether it’s a dull ache or a sudden, sharp sensation. In most cases, back pain resolves on its own with home care, but for some people, back pain can linger and significantly impact their quality of life.

If your back pain isn’t responding to treatment at home or is a chronic problem, the team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center can help create an individualized treatment plan to relieve your pain and address any underlying problems.

What are the common causes of back pain?

You may have developed back pain from any number of causes, ranging from an injury to a chronic health condition. In most cases, back pain is a mechanical issue that affects one of the components in your back, such as your muscles, bones, ligaments, or joints.

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Disc degeneration
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Skeletal irregularities such as scoliosis
  • Radiculopathy

Sometimes back pain may be due to a medical issue, such as a kidney stone or an infection, which is why it’s important to have the team at ISPP Center take a look, especially if the pain doesn’t resolve on its own.

How is back pain treated?

International Spine Pain & Performance Center is a multispecialty practice that offers cutting-edge methodologies to help manage your back pain. Treatment for your back pain is individualized based on the underlying cause, your symptoms, and your overall health. Treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy

The team at ISPP Center also offer interventional pain management options such as:

  • Epidurals
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Your provider may suggest interventional orthopedics as a treatment option to help you get relief from your back pain. This treatment includes stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which stimulates your body’s natural healing process and may be used to resolve back pain caused by an injury or diseased tissue.

For vertebral fractures that don’t respond well to conservative measures, the team may suggest kyphoplasty, which is a minimally invasive procedure that helps restore the shape of your vertebrae to relieve pain.

Call the specialists at International Spine Pain & Performance Center or schedule an appointment online today for expert management of your back pain.