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Back Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM

If you’ve ever missed out on work, an important event, or a good night’s sleep because of back pain, you’re far from alone. The team at Lynx Healthcare knows the impact that severe or prolonged back pain can have on your life and provides treatment for it at their Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. Book your back pain treatment consultation by phone or online today.

Back Pain Q & A

Why do I have back pain?

Pain in your back can occur in any segment of your spine. Your spine consists of bones called vertebrae, the joints between them, discs, your spinal cord, muscles, ligaments, and spinal nerves. Damage to any of these components can lead to long-lasting back pain that doesn’t go away easily.  

Lynx Healthcare helps control your back pain using advanced technology and cutting-edge back pain management techniques. They create an individualized treatment plan after determining your diagnosis. Common diagnoses that cause back pain are:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle and ligament tears
  • Bone spurs
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spondylosis

Back injuries often happen suddenly and traumatically, like in a car accident or from impact while playing sports. In other cases, back pain is associated with age-related degeneration or degenerative diseases that worsen with time.

Is back pain always serious?

Not all back pain indicates a serious issue or condition. Home care can be effective in helping you control your back pain, so you might not need treatment at all. The Lynx Healthcare team can evaluate your back pain if it:

  • Is severe
  • Impedes your daily life
  • Lasts for several weeks with no relief
  • Causes numbness or tingling in your back or other areas

If you don't know whether you should make an office visit, you can contact the Lynx Healthcare team for a professional opinion. 

How is back pain treated?

Back pain from various conditions and injuries is almost always treatable in some way. When you arrive for treatment at Lynx Healthcare, the team assesses you with a physical exam. They may also use imaging tests or nerve conduction studies to assess the structures within your back noninvasively. 

The Lynx Healthcare team creates a treatment plan just for you. They consider your personal needs as well as the characteristics of your back pain and its cause. Nonsurgical treatments are usually the best first option, and surgery is only necessary if other options provide no relief.  

The Lynx Healthcare team often treats back pain nonoperatively using:

  • Epidural injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Oral medications
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Several types of back surgery can correct structural problems like spinal stenosis, bone spurs, and certain cases of herniated discs.

For more information about advanced back pain diagnostics and treatment, call Lynx Healthcare or book your consultation online today.