Acute or chronic pain associated with spinal disorders can be difficult to manage and is likely to disrupt your work or home life. At Failed Back Institute in Weatherford, Texas, Scott Smith, MD is a highly skilled spinal surgeon with extensive experience in treating conditions of the back and neck, especially when previous treatments have failed. If you have ongoing pain, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith to create a pain management plan that works best for you.
A number of spinal conditions can cause neck and back pain. These spinal conditions are often complex, and the underlying cause or origin of your pain may not always be clear.
Possible causes for your neck and back pain may be:
These problems may come from spinal disorders, such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. They may also be made worse by conditions such as diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.
More than just pain originating in your back or neck, neck and back pain can be described in a number of ways. You may also have additional symptoms that you don’t necessarily associate with neck or back problems.
Back or neck pain can be described as:
You may also have associated symptoms, such as:
Back and neck pain can be mild, or may be significant enough to hinder your daily activities, prevent you from working, or affect your home life.
Many of Dr. Smith’s patients seek him out after failed attempts at relief from their pain, even after spinal surgery. He offers extensive experience in treating failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) using nonsurgical and surgical means to relieve your pain.
Nonsurgical and minimally invasive options for pain management may include:
Surgical treatment may include:
Dr. Smith utilizes advanced techniques and specialized hardware to help manage and relieve your pain, and decrease your long-term use of pain medications, if possible.
For a consultation about how Dr. Smith can help you manage and relieve your pain, call or book an appointment online.