Back Pain Specialist

Michigan Neurology Associates & PC

Neurologists & Pain Management Specialists located in Clinton Township, MI & St. Clair Shores, MI

Back pain is a common problem for many people. While most cases of back pain resolve on their own, about 20% of acute back pain turns into chronic back pain. The experienced pain management team at Michigan Neurology Associates & PC, with offices serving the Metro Detroit area in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and Utica, Michigan, specialize in the treatment of back pain, including spinal procedures when needed. To get help with your back pain, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Back Pain Q & A

What should I know about back pain?

Back pain is common and affects as many as 80% of people at some point in their life. However, for most people, back pain resolves on its own with rest and over-the-counter medication. For some people, acute back pain turns into chronic back pain.

The experienced pain management team at Michigan Neurology Associates & PC specialize in treating back pain and can devise a plan to relieve your discomfort and improve your quality of life.

What causes back pain?

Back pain may develop from an acute injury or result from an underlying chronic disease. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Sprain or strain
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Skeletal irregularities

Most of these causes result from a mechanical problem in your back. However, in some cases, an underlying disease, such as an infection or cancer, may lead to back pain.

Your specialist at Michigan Neurology Associates & PC conducts a comprehensive examination to determine the underlying cause of your back pain, which may include diagnostic imaging, such as an MRI or CT scan, that’s completed at the office.

What treatments can help my back pain?

Your specialist at Michigan Neurology Associates & PC develops a personalized treatment plan to help you get control of your back pain. Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Physical therapy

Michigan Neurology Associates & PC is a full-service neurology and pain management practice and offers in-house physical therapy for continuity of care.

If you can’t get relief from your pain with medication and physical therapy, your specialist may recommend an epidural steroid injection, which contains a corticosteroid and anesthetic that gets injected into the epidural space in your spine. In addition to providing pain relief, the injection may also help you be able to take part in the physical therapy you need for optimal recovery.

What spinal procedures can help my back pain?

If conservative measures fail to improve your back pain, your specialist may recommend a spinal procedure. Some common spinal procedures include:

  • Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion

The type of procedure you need may depend on the underlying cause of your back pain, as well as the severity of your pain and your overall medical history.

For expert care of your back pain, call Michigan Neurology Associates & PC or schedule an appointment online today.