Back Pain

 

Pain management is particularly important for back pain patients, as back pain can influence your every-day life in a variety of ways. We understand the significance of this and work with you to integrate pain management into your overall approach for care.

We offer a variety of modalities to treat back pain that may include the following:

 

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), might relieve acute back pain. Take these medications only as directed by your doctor.

  • Narcotics - Drugs containing opioids, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone, may be used for a short time with close supervision by your doctor.

  • Antidepressants - Low doses of certain types of antidepressants — particularly tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline — have been shown to relieve some types of chronic back pain independent of their effect on depression.

  • Injections Therapy - If other measures don't relieve your pain, Johnston Pain Management’s Board-Certified Pain Management experts may be able to offer injection therapy.  Injection therapy can take many forms including cortisone injections — an anti-inflammatory medication — or numbing medication into the space around your spinal cord (epidural space). A cortisone injection helps decrease inflammation around the nerve roots, and the pain relief usually lasts for months.