Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Orthopedic Urgent Care located in Roswell, NM
Experts estimate that as many as 80% of individuals experience some form of back pain. Known as a one-stop shop for all of your back needs, Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico, led by Omar N. Osmani, MD, and David Ball, DPM, provides the latest, most innovative back treatments. Located in Roswell, New Mexico, call today to make an appointment.
Back Treatments Q & A
Why does my back hurt?
The complexity of your back makes an injury almost unavoidable. Your spine is composed of a column of 26 bones (vertebrae) cushioned by discs. Muscles and ligaments surround your spinal column to provide stability and movement. Damage to any of the structures in your back can cause back pain and other symptoms.
Most of the time, back pain gets better with physical therapy. However, conditions such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis may require surgical back treatment.
How are back injuries diagnosed?
First, your practitioner at Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico discusses your symptoms and medical history and thoroughly examines your back. Your examination includes looking at your back and pushing on different areas to see if it hurts. Your practitioner may ask you to bend forward or move from side to side to look for limitations or pain.
They may also take imaging tests such as X-ray or open MRI, which are both conveniently available at Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico. Once your practitioner has confirmed the source of the problem, they recommend appropriate back treatment.
What are my back treatment options?
Back treatments include both nonsurgical and surgical options. Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico takes a conservative approach, so your practitioner typically begins by suggesting nonsurgical therapies. They may recommend one of the following back treatments, depending on your condition:
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medicine
If these conservative treatments fail to help, your practitioner may suggest interventional pain management techniques. These techniques are nonsurgical methods to minimize and treat your pain. Your practitioner regularly recommends interventional pain management before resorting to surgery.
Interventional pain management includes epidural injections, nerve blocks, and occasionally nerve ablation. The chief aim of interventional pain management is improving your quality of life.
If you’ve tried nonsurgical options for six months to a year, they may suggest back surgery. Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico offers both minimally invasive and surgical back treatments, including:
For the highest quality care, call Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico or request a consultation online to discuss your back treatment.