Back Pain Specialist

Pain Management located in Colorado Springs, CO
Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Colorado Springs, CO


About 16 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic back pain. That type of pain can affect your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. If you are looking for an effective treatment for back pain, Helen-Elena Emegbagha, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs can help. The pain management clinic takes all the necessary steps to ensure you get the most comprehensive care so you can live your life without pain. For help with back pain, call the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

You can develop back pain from an injury or disease that affects the structure or function of your back. Common causes of back pain treated at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs include:

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing may compress or irritate the spinal cord or the spinal nerves, causing various levels of pain. 

Herniated disc

A herniated disc is a damaged intervertebral disc, causing the gel-like interior of the disc to break through the tough exterior. This damage irritates the spinal cord or spinal nerves, causing pain, burning, numbness, or tingling. 

Sciatica

Sciatica causes pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and back of the leg on one side of your body. It usually occurs from compression or irritation of a spinal nerve as it exits the lumbar spine. 

Degenerative disc disease (DDD)

Over time, the intervertebral discs dry out and flatten, leading to DDD. 

These common back pain conditions may cause low back pain or neck pain. You can also develop back pain from arthritis.

When do I need pain management for back pain?

You need pain management for back pain when at-home care fails to provide significant relief from your discomfort.

Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs takes a holistic and conservative approach to care. Your provider focuses on your whole health, not only your painful condition. That helps them develop a more comprehensive plan so you can live life without pain.

What happens during a back pain evaluation?

The specifics of your back pain evaluation at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs depend on your health and concerns. Your provider reviews your symptoms, the location of your pain, and the activities that make it worse. They also ask about your medical history and the types of treatments you’ve tried to ease your pain.

Your provider performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure of your back and spine and looking for areas of tenderness. They may also request imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to confirm or rule out the cause of your back or neck pain.

What are some treatments for back pain?

Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs personalizes treatment for back pain based on the cause, the severity of symptoms, and medical history. Treatment may include a combination of medication management and procedures and interventions, such as:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections

Your provider at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs works closely with you, developing a plan that maximizes your pain relief.

For personalized management of back pain, call Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs or schedule an evaluation online today.