Back Pain

Pain Medicine Specialists located in Williston Park, Bellerose, Queens, Midwood, Brooklyn and Port Jefferson Station, NY

Back Pain
Back Pain services offered in Williston Park, Bellerose, Queens, Midwood, Brooklyn and Port Jefferson Station, NY

Up to 23% of people worldwide experience chronic back pain, and many others have acute (temporary) back pain. At Innovative Pain Medicine, pain management specialist Usman Saleem, MD, MSPT, lives up to the practice name by providing innovative, leading-edge pain solutions for adults with back pain in four New York offices in Williston Park in Nassau County, Bellerose in Queens, Midwood in Brooklyn, and Port Jefferson Station. If you need to be set free from back pain, call the nearest office or click the online booking tool to set up your consultation today.

I have back pain. When should I see the doctor?

You should always take back pain seriously because it’s often a symptom of a spine problem like a herniated disc, arthritis, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or another issue needing treatment. 

If your pain persists following a few days of only light activity and doesn’t respond to over-the-counter pain relievers, reach out to Innovative Pain Medicine. 

What are the different treatments for back pain?

As a pain management practice with orthopedic and neurosurgery expertise, Innovative Pain Medicine offers the full spectrum of integrative back pain treatments, including: 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy involves hands-on therapy and customized strengthening and flexibility exercises. It can work alongside other treatments to stop back pain. 

Lumbar epidural steroid injection

Lumbar steroid injections involve an injection of anti-inflammatory medications, which shrinks the swelling and inflammation around your disc and nerve. This injection can ease low back pain and shooting pain down a leg (sciatica). 

Lumbar facet joint injection

Lumbar facet joint injections go directly into the facet joints on both sides of your vertebrae. Facet joint inflammation can disrupt spine movement and cause severe back pain, so this injection can help determine the source of the pain while reducing inflammation and pain.

Lumbar radiofrequency ablation

Lumbar radiofrequency ablation heats and destroys the medial branch nerves responsible for pain signals, disrupting those signals and preventing pain. 

Lumbar sympathetic block

Lumbar sympathetic blocks numb specific back-area nerves that carry pain signals to your legs and feet. It’s often a treatment for leg and foot pain due to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). 

Sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

SI joint injections treat the joints that connect the spine and hip bones. The injections treat pain due to inflammation or arthritis in these joints. They’re especially helpful for low back and buttock pain. 

Innovative Pain Medicine also offers a full array of other minimally invasive treatments for back pain. 

How can I avoid low back pain in the future?

Low back pain is the most common site of back pain. After treatment eases your pain, you can take steps like regular strengthening exercises, practicing good posture, avoiding heavy lifting, and maintaining a healthy weight to prevent its return.

Innovative Pain Medicine understands that every patient is unique, and the practice can create a customized back pain treatment for you. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.